bonus

See also: Bonus

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin bonus (good).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bonus (plural bonuses or boni)

  1. Something extra that is good.
  2. An extra sum given as a premium, e.g. to an employee.
    • 2013 June 22, “Engineers of a different kind”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8841, page 70: 
      Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. [] Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster. Clever financial ploys are what have made billionaires of the industry’s veterans. “Operational improvement” in a portfolio company has often meant little more than promising colossal bonuses to sitting chief executives if they meet ambitious growth targets. That model is still prevalent today.
    The employee of the week receives a bonus for his excellent work.
  3. (uncountable, basketball) One or more free throws awarded to a team when the opposing team has accumulated enough fouls.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

bonus (third-person singular simple present bonuses, present participle bonusing, simple past and past participle bonused)

  1. (transitive) To pay a bonus, premium

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin bonus (good).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bonus m (plural bonussen or boni, diminutive bonusje n)

  1. A bonus, an extra or premium
  2. (by extension) Any one-off gain
  3. Good marks in a rating scale, notably to calculate an insurance premium dependent on the number of accidents

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

bonus

  1. A bonus (something extra)
  2. A bonus (extra payment to an employee)

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

  • (something extra): ekstra, lisäetu, plussa
  • (employee bonus): kannustuspalkkio, tulospalkkio

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

bonus m (invariable)

  1. A bonus (all senses)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Latin duenos, later duonus. Compare the change from duellum to bellum (war).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bonus m (feminine bona, neuter bonum); first/second declension

  1. good, honest, brave, noble, kind, pleasant
  2. right
  3. useful
  4. valid
  5. healthy

InflectionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative bonus bona bonum bonī bonae bona
genitive bonī bonae bonī bonōrum bonārum bonōrum
dative bonō bonae bonō bonīs bonīs bonīs
accusative bonum bonam bonum bonōs bonās bona
ablative bonō bonā bonō bonīs bonīs bonīs
vocative bone bona bonum bonī bonae bona

This adjective has irregular comparative and superlative degrees.

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NounEdit

bonus m (genitive bonī); second declension

  1. A good, moral, honest or brave man
  2. A gentleman

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative bonus bonī
genitive bonī bonōrum
dative bonō bonīs
accusative bonum bonōs
ablative bonō bonīs
vocative bone bonī

DescendantsEdit

External linksEdit

  • bonus in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
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