noun, plural boun·ties.
- bounty bag,
- bounty hunter,
- bouquet garni,
Origin of bounty
Examples from the Web for bounty
Rural churches were deserted, and the connection between the land and the bounty of harvests was gone.
A bounty hunter told AFP that the suspected Texan could very well be Everett Livvix of Robinson, Illinois.The Strange Case of the Christian Zionist Terrorist|Creede Newton|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The state of Idaho paid a bounty hunter to kill wolves in the Salmon River country.
ISIS also had made use of its bounty of captured American equipment.
Brienne demands the deformed, less savage Clegane brother fork her over, but he refuses, hell-bent on receiving his bounty.
For three years this bounty of heaven had been withheld from the inhabitants of these deserts.Perils and Captivity|Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
Sloth and superstition equally counterwork providence, and render the bounty of heaven of no effect.The History of Emily Montague|Frances Brooke
No one who came to beg alms of her ever went away empty-handed, and the palace was always full of suppliants for her bounty.Stories from Northern Myths|Emilie Kip Baker
Hares by night, and squirrels by day, and wood mice at all seasons played round my tent, or came shyly to taste my bounty.Secret of the Woods|William J. Long
Raften now pulled out his purse and as magistrate paid over with evident joy the $5 bounty due for killing the Lynx.Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for bounty
mid-13c., "generosity," from Old French bonte "goodness" (12c., Modern French bonté), from Latin bonitatem (nominative bonitas) "goodness," from bonus "good" (see bene-). Sense of "gift bestowed by a sovereign or the state" led to extended senses of "gratuity to a military recruit" (1702) and "reward for killing or taking a criminal or enemy" (1764).
I do ... promise, that there shall be paid ... the following several and respective premiums and Bounties for the prisoners and Scalps of the Enemy Indians that shall be taken or killed .... ["Papers of the Governor of Pennsylvania," 1764]