bounty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bounty a ship of the British navy; in 1789 part of the crew mutinied against their commander William Bligh and set him afloat in an open boat
    • n bounty generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
    • n bounty the property of copious abundance
    • n bounty payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bounty A premium offered or given to induce men to enlist into the public service; or to encourage any branch of industry, as husbandry or manufactures.
    • Bounty Goodness, kindness; virtue; worth. "Nature set in her at once beauty with bounty ."
    • Bounty Liberality in bestowing gifts or favors; gracious or liberal giving; generosity; munificence. "My bounty is as boundless as the sea."
    • Bounty That which is given generously or liberally. "Thy morning bounties ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bounty Goodness; virtue.
    • n bounty Liberality in bestowing gifts and favors; generosity; munificence.
    • n bounty A favor bestowed with a benevolent disposition; that which is given bounteously; a free gift: as, “thy morning bounties,”
    • n bounty A premium or reward; specifically, a premium offered by a government to induce men to enlist into the public service, or to encourage some branch of industry, as husbandry, manufactures, or commerce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bounty bown′ti liberality in bestowing gifts: the gift bestowed: money offered as an inducement to enter the army, or as a premium to encourage any branch of industry
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Give no bounties: make equal laws: secure life and prosperity and you need not give alms.”
  • Seneca
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    “That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty.”
  • William Shakespeare
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    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, For both are infinite”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring this endeavor will light our bounty and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.”
  • Ben Elton
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    “The earth only has so much bounty to offer and inventing ever larger and more notional prices for that bounty does not change its real value.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bounte, goodness, kindness, F. bonté, fr. L. bonitas, fr. bonus, good, for older duonus,; cf. Skr. duvas, honor, respect
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bontet (bonté), goodness—L. bonitatembonus—good.

Usage

In literature:

For the making whereof they must bountifully reward the Founder.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
The reviewing of these manifold bounties of Providence had produced a sedative effect; but now he grew restless once more.
"The Devil's Garden" by W. B. Maxwell
The country needed soldiers, and had inaugurated a system of bounties which should tempt men to join the ranks of the country's defenders.
"From Canal Boy to President" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Hitherto we have invited our people, by every kind of bounty, to fixed establishments.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
He was bountiful to her.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
It is calculated that between 1700 and 1800 it had received bounties, English and Irish, totalling more than,L2,500,000.
"The Open Secret of Ireland" by T. M. Kettle
Plan and profile of the deck of the Bounty.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
See, Magick of bounty!
"Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies" by Samuel Johnson
Those who are bountiful to crimes will be rigid to merit and penurious to service.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Everything towards me is favor and bounty.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Among the recipients of her bounty was Mrs. Jones, the ladies' nurse.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Thou hast dealt bountifully with me, O Lord, according to thy word.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
She was ever alert and kindly, ever bountiful though without extravagance.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Go, stand the test severe, abide the trial, And mourn, too late, the bounty you abused.
"The Earl of Essex" by Henry Jones
Those who enlisted but for three years received no bounty in land.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
Ben motioned him to a seat beside himself, and helped him bountifully.
"The Wreckers of Sable Island" by J. Macdonald Oxley
Home bounty was brought to the tents and put into the hands of the wounded soldiers.
"Village Life in America 1852-1872" by Caroline Cowles Richards
And Juno's bounty was not yet obtained.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845" by Various
Would you not like to be Lady Bountiful in a Devonshire village, Olive?
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
While I think that the bounty on wildcats and weasel is all right, I do not think a bounty on fox and mink at all necessary.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
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In poetry:

One Father provides for the whole,
Who lived ere all Being began;
Who regards the soft sigh of the soul,
And dispenses his bounty to man.
"A Summer's Evening's Contemplation" by Elizabeth Bath
So little Hop-o'-my-Thumb made mints of money,
And his whole family
Lived very easy lives, and from his bounty
Grew rich as rich could be.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
Thy providence is kind and large,
Both man and beast thy bounty share;
The whole creation is thy charge,
But saints are thy peculiar care.
"Psalm XXXVI: High in the Heav'ns" by Isaac Watts
But happier far, if then thy soul
Can soar to Him who made the whole,
If to thine eye the simplest flower
Portray His bounty and His power.
"Introductory Verses" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Plac'd at length on Chelsea's bounty,
Now to langer beg thinks shame,
Dreams ance mair o' smiling plenty;--
Dreams o' former joys, and hame!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
'Full, and too full; safe, and too safe;
Negro man, take care, take care.
He that wantons with God's bounties
Of God's wrath had best beware.
"The Legend of La Brea" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

Bounty Hunter Regrets Posting Bail.
Turkish agency reports $25 million bounty on Syrian president's head.
Syrian rebels deny report of al-Assad bounty.
Is there a bounty on the head of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
NFL doesn't differentiate payments in Saints bounty case.
Pakistani officials disavowal minister's bounty offer on anti-Islamic filmmaker.
On Saturday, Pakistan's railways minister told reporters that he would be willing to face arrest for announcing a $100,000 bounty on the makers of an anti-Islamic film that sparked violent protests.
Local captain baffled by HMS Bounty accident.
Never mess with a dude who watches way too much Dog The Bounty Hunter.
TV bounty hunter working in GJ.
BOUNTIFUL — It's a chance to be the person on the other side of the X-ray.
Firefighter falls through floor while dousing Bountiful fire.
Equipment failure sank HMS Bounty.
Satan's bounty hunter Blaze, played by Nicolas Cage, is at it again, here shown in one of his less fired-up moments.
THANKSGIVING may well be the quintessential American holiday - rooted in traditional celebrations of the land and its bounty and in the survival of a band of settlers over the country's hostile environment.
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In science:

Bountis, The Painlev´e Property and Singularity Analysis of Integrable and Non-Integrable Systems, Phys.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
PNs in the Magellanic Clouds (LMC, SMC), hundreds of low-extinction planetaries at uniformly known distances, are a real bounty for the stellar evolution scientist.
Planetary Nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds: Probing Stellar Evolution and Populations
Ramani A, Grammaticos B, and Bountis T, The Painlev´e Property and Singularity Analysis of Integrable and Nonintegrable Systems, Phys.
Symbolic Software for the Painleve Test of Nonlinear Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
Finally, my thanks also go to the Greek team who, in Thessaloniki, made the present occasion – warmly dedicated to our great friend and scientist Tassos Bountis – a memorable one.
Some Open Points in Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics
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