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
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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
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