bonus

bonus [bō′nəs]
n.
pl. bonuses [L, good < OL dvonus < IE * du-, var. of base * deu-, to venerate > OE (lang)twidig, (long) granted, L beare, pp. beatus, to make happy]
anything given in addition to the customary or required amount; specif.,
a) payment over and above salary given to an employee as an incentive or reward
b) a government payment to military veterans
c) Brit. a dividend to insurance policyholders; also, an extra dividend to stockholders
SYN.- BONUS refers to anything given over and above the regular wages, salary, remuneration, etc. [a Christmas bonus, a soldier's bonus]; a BOUNTY is a reward given by a government for a specific undertaking considered in the public interest, as the production of certain crops or the destruction of vermin; PREMIUM, as compared here, implies a reward or prize offered as an inducement to buy, sell, or compete [a toy given as a premium with each package ]; DIVIDEND refers to a prorated share in an amount distributed among stockholders or policyholders from profits or surplus

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