a rich mass of ore, as found in mining.
a source of great and sudden wealth or luck; a spectacular windfall: The play proved to be a bonanza for its lucky backers.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use bonanza in a sentence
The start of a new year means the end of copyright protection for a variety of books, songs and movies—and a bonanza of free titles for pop-culture fans.Great Gatsby, Agatha Christie and more: Famous works from 1925 enter public domain | Jeff | December 31, 2020 | Fortune
If you’re disappointed, well, get in line behind the leaders of theaters coast to coast, for whom “A Christmas Carol” is often a box-office bonanza — the holiday triumph that helps fill coffers for the rest of a season.Theaters are shut, but ‘A Christmas Carol’ is forever. The endless variety online proves it. | Peter Marks | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The pandemic has been a bonanza for cargo airlines as passenger carriers have cut schedules, grounding planes that normally carry about half county’s airfreight.Cargo pilots increasingly falling ill with coronavirus, unions say, even as they prepare to help distribute vaccine | Ian Duncan | November 23, 2020 | Washington Post
The house-hunting bonanza that gripped many Americans along with the resilience of the real estate market has been one of the biggest surprises of 2020.Behind real estate’s surprise 2020 boom and what comes next | Rachel Schallom | October 20, 2020 | Fortune
Despite industry-boosting mortgage rates and a sales bonanza in certain suburban markets, the industry has recovered slowly.Climate change will transform what it means to be a homeowner | Alexandra Ossola | September 8, 2020 | Quartz
They converted what should have been a long-overdue moral reckoning into a shallow and hysterical ratings bonanza.
It is a wildlife bonanza, and yet even the most brilliantly colored species somehow make themselves invisible.
The disappearance of MA Flight 370 has proved a ratings bonanza, particularly for CNN.‘Is It Really News?': Cable Journos Squirm Over Flight 370 Overload | Lloyd Grove | March 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The protests are also a bonanza for the European Union, which has been suffering from a spate of bad PR recently.Ukraine’s Eurolution Is a PR Godsend for the Struggling E.U. | Vijai Maheshwari | December 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately for Venezuela, the old petro-state was overwhelmed by the oil bonanza of the 1970s.
The richest bonanza that the "mother lode" ever yielded he struck.Mexico | Charles Reginald Enock
Do not rashly abandon your career on the railway on the off-chance of a vocal bonanza.
Go ask it of the fishers of San Lucar and the pirates of bonanza, where the tale has been told for generations.Fair Margaret | H. Rider Haggard
He is a perfectly stunning literary bonanza, and must be dug up and put on the market.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
bonanza and Eldorado Kings, with money to burn, were leaving for the Outside because they could buy no grub.The Red One | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for bonanza
a source, usually sudden and unexpected, of luck or wealth
US and Canadian a mine or vein rich in ore
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012