bonus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bonus anything that tends to arouse "his approval was an added fillip"
    • n bonus an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bonus (Law) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter.
    • Bonus An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits.
    • Bonus Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bonus Something of the nature of an honorarium or voluntary additional compensation for a service or advantage; a sum given or paid over and above what is required to be paid or is regularly payable. A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company.
    • bonus To give or add a bonus to; promote by the payment of bonuses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bonus bōn′us a premium beyond the usual interest for a loan: an extra dividend to shareholders: an extra gratuity paid to workmen: a douceur or bribe.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. bonus, good. Cf. Bonny
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. bonus, good.

Usage

In literature:

Gives bonuses and encouragement to the right ones, and fires the dead wood.
"Mixed Faces" by Roy Norton
At the General Meeting, on the 31st May last, A BONUS was declared of nearly Two Per Cent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853" by Various
Others pay higher wages, and also increase the bonus which is paid for picking the cotton.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 2, August, 1863" by Various
Half a cent a pound is a pretty good bonus!
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
There was even talk of an insurance bonus to attract them.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Evidently Art had its consolations; and the single track genius who lived for art alone got a bonus, too.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Si non vult non est bonus.
"Bunyan" by James Anthony Froude
I'm giving you a bonus for your fine work.
"Stopover Planet" by Robert E. Gilbert
At the General Meeting, on the 31st May last, A BONUS was declared of nearly TWO PER CENT.
"Notes and Queries, Number 217, December 24, 1853" by Various
A great fortune for the owners, and a fine bonus for us.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
At the General Meeting, on the 31st May last, A BONUS was declared of nearly Two PER CENT.
"Notes and Queries, Number 215, December 10, 1853" by Various
At the General Meeting, on the 31st May last, A BONUS was declared of nearly Two Per Cent.
"Notes and Queries, Number 216, December 17, 1853" by Various
You weren't apt to find yourself in the dill, under Cogswell, and you practically never failed to collect your victory bonus.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Might be a little vacation bonus in it for you, too.
"The Real Hard Sell" by William W Stuart
Occasionally a sop of bonus credits had to be dished out to the faithful.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
And this after paying officials on both sides bonuses to wink at their operations.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
What is three =hundred and fifty dollars a bonus in these times, Lesengeld?
"The Competitive Nephew" by Montague Glass
This bonus may range anywhere from $1 to $5 per thousand ducklings.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
I might as well ask an insurance office to pay me for taking care of my health, and give me a bonus whenever I took castor oil!
"Sir Jasper Carew His Life and Experience" by Charles James Lever
The fat old gentleman whose fingers she had been administering placed a generous bonus on the table and ambled out.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
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In poetry:

Inviolable and consecrate:
Edgeways and staggering descends
The sun; rain vanishes;
A bonus of bright light comes back.
Hawaii keeps the ordinance: Tapu!
Even far Tahiti now is still, perhaps.
"Hawaii" by Padraic Colum
Though it took all my bonus money.
And she'll be in the meadow there,
As long as I have dough for spending . . .
Gee! I'll take care of that old mare -
"Sweetheart! you'll have a happy ending."
"Winnie" by Robert W Service
The Department of Smoke-Signalling was in a shocking state;
And Defence had been forgotten in the noise of the debate.
The Flint and Sandstone Bonus Bill was shelved time and again;
And the tribe was getting very short of able-bodied men.
"In The First Elective Ministry" by C J Dennis

In news:

A Camden Harbor 2012 spring bonus has been getting to know that classy 85-foot wooden yawl as she prepared for an attempt at the Northwest Passage .
Obama slams bonuses paid with tax money.
Salary bonuses for additional "off the clock" work enhancing patron experiences, participant safety, and/or general program quality.
Probe Points to Decisions To Smooth Out Earnings, Possibly Increase Bonuses.
Lawyer who padded hours for bonus seeks break from high court.
An undergrad from Reed College named Zach committed a huge "fail" on national television when he failed to solve a simple puzzle during a 'Wheel of Fortune' bonus round.
Bonus babies pan out .
NCO Financial Systems Inc has created a bonus system for data-entry clerks that has brought paperwork under control.
15 and not only do you get your Bonus Points (2,500).
Voting, meh, More Police Sex Claims, Lolla in Chi(le), Wisconsin Tries Patronage , Bonuses for Oil Spill Execs, and More.
Post-tax and bonus season is frequently a popular time for upper-level executives to pursue new job opportunities.
Cochon's Pickled Peaches, and a bonus recipe for the Pickled Peach Relish the restaurant makes with them to garnish cochon, roasted pork.
The bill would withhold the agency's senior executives from receiving bonuses.
Salaries, bonuses and benefits are being slashed.
A Compressor is a bonus for any shop, whether you're powering a nailer to quickly assemble a jig or using an air nozzle to blow out a dust collector's filter.
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In science:

Imposing the k = 2 TBA leaves one degree of freedom for the choice of the overall part attributed to the bonuses when k > 2.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index
The bonuses are defined to yield respective allocations of two third and one third at k = 2.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index
The bonuses are defined to yield respective allocations of three to one quarter at k = 2.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index
Putting both bonuses equal to zero δ = µ = 0, Eqs. (6, 7, 8) recover an arithmetic series where the second term is attributed to the last author.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index
The bonuses are defined to yield respective allocations of one to one half at k = 2.
Tailor Based Allocations for Multiple Authorship: a fractional $gh$-index
As an added bonus, supersymmetry provides a natural candidate for cosmological dark matter .
Supercollider Signatures of Supergravity Models with Yukawa Unification
As a bonus, supergravity models lead to (approximate) degeneracies of the first two generations of squarks which is required by the non-observation of flavour changing neutral currents in the K meson sector.
Supercollider Signatures of Supergravity Models with Yukawa Unification
We said that Supersymmetry is tailor-made for the Standard Model Higgs mass problem; what comes as a bonus is that it also provides a way out of the proton lifetime problem of minimal Grand Unification.
Valencia 93: The Summary of Particle Theory
As a bonus, the extra W and Z bosons can be relatively light.
Testing Extended Technicolor With $R_b$
As a bonus, the extra W and Z bosons can be relatively light.
Direct Tests of Dynamical Electroweak Symmetry Breaking
As a bonus, the LSP, which is frequently the lightest neutralino, is a viable candidate for cosmological dark matter.
Summary of the Supersymmetry Working Group
An important technical bonus is the lowering of the differential order N of equation E(1) = 0 by the number M of arbitrary parameters c which appear in u(0) .
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations
High Q2 electroproduction data appear then as an unexpected testing bench of soft physics, with the important bonus of a controlable variable sized hadron scattering on a normal one.
Physics observables for color transparency
B BONUS: Potential for New aCP ∼ 10% For inclusive b → s transitions, it is known that aCP ∼< 1%, due to the usVub ∼ λ5 and unitarity constraints.
New Physics and Enhanced Gluonic Penguin
An added bonus in the gravitational context, first noted by Rovelli and Smolin , is that in this representation it is straightforward to satisfy the diffeomorphism constraint, simply by requiring that the wavefunctions be functions of loops invariant under smooth deformations of the loops.
An overview of canonical quantum gravity
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