1. Something given or paid in addition to what is usual or expected.
2. A sum of money or the equivalent given to an employee in addition to the employee's usual compensation.
3. A sum of money in addition to salary that is given to a professional athlete for signing up with a team.
4. A subsidy from a government to an industry.
5. A premium, as of stock, that is given by a corporation to another party, such as a purchaser of its securities.
6. A sum of money that is paid by a corporation in excess of interest or royalties charged for the granting of a privilege or a loan to that corporation.
7. From Latin [good] * see deu- 2
源自 拉丁语 [好的] *参见 deu- 2
bonus， bounty， subsidy， premium， prize， reward， gratuity
8. Each of these nouns denotes a form of extra payment.
9. Bonus usually applies to money in excess of what is normally received or strictly due, given especially in recognition of superior effort or achievement or as a share in profits:
Those who put in many hours of overtime will receive a percentage of their salary as a bonus. A
10. bounty is a sum of money offered by a government for the performance of a special service considered to be desirable:
The sheriff announced a bounty of 15 dollars for the pelt of every coyote killed.
11. Subsidy refers to a grant from a government in support of an enterprise regarded as being in the public interest:
The university will receive a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence. A
12. premium is generally something given as an incentive:
“Brown & Williamson . . . has been a pioneer in direct mail since it began offering premiums for coupons on its . . . packages” (ADWEEK). A
13. prize is awarded for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition:
“Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile. In protest . . . I must decline the Pulitzer Prize” (Sinclair Lewis).
14. Reward refers broadly to payment for a specific meritorious service:
A $10,000 reward was offered to anyone who could provide information useful in retrieving the stolen silver. A
16. is a gift of money made in appreciation of services rendered:
Gratuities for waiters are included in the bill.