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English definition of “bounty”

bounty

noun uk   /ˈbaʊn.ti/ us    /-t̬i/

bounty noun (REWARD)

[C] money paid as a reward: A bounty of $10,000 has been offered for the capture of his murderer.Gifts in the form of moneyPresents and giftsGeneral words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money

bounty noun (KINDNESS)

[U] literary great kindness or willingness to give: The charity is totally dependent on the Church's bounty.Plenty and abundantMasses and large amounts of things

bounty noun (PLENTY)

[C usually singular] a large amount: a bounty of foodMasses and large amounts of things
(Definition of bounty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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