From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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bonusbo‧nus /ˈbəʊnəs $ ˈboʊ-/ ●●○ noun [countable] 1 BEWmoney added to someone’s wages, especially as a reward for good work Long-term savers qualify for a cash bonus. Further additions to your pay may take the form of bonus payments. a Christmas bonus Each worker receives an annual bonus. a £20,000 bonus2 GOOD/EXCELLENTsomething good that you did not expect in a situationbonus for Britain’s possession of North Sea oil has proved a bonus for British technology. He promised to take me to the match, with the added bonus of an afternoon off school.3 no-claims bonus
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bonusAverage salary for managers of large companies is £78,000, plus an £11,000 bonus, and in top concerns £107,000 plus £18,000.Liz earned a £1000 bonus for being the best salesperson of the year.Did you get a Christmas bonus this year?He had this idea that his bonus might suffer if a boss caught him away from his telephone.Top performing hourly workers in 1988 could earn as much as $ 80,000 in earnings including bonus.The management offered a large bonus to those workers who stayed to the end of the contract.Should Laws earn the maximum performance bonus and fulfill the other conditions, he would make $ 213,500 in the final year.Childrens's books, with the bonus of attractive new ones from our Dunblane friend, surpassed all records this year.The bonus to the restaurant was that its name would be emblazoned on the side of the bins in smart gold letters.Viewing the rapids was an unexpected bonus to the Niagara experience.added bonusThe attachments are an added bonus.The safety and durability that have become Volvo hallmarks are an added bonus, though anti-lock brakes are an extra £595.One that, as an added bonus, makes him apologize to his ex-wife for being such a gosh darn cad?A theatrical release would have been an added bonus.The truly neat Cal Schenkel cover is an added bonus, by the way.Right now, there is an added bonus.This year King arrives with an added bonus, in the form of his daughter, Nell McGloin King.I have divided it into four basic parts, with an added bonus at the end.
From King Business Dictionarybonusbo‧nus /ˈbəʊnəsˈboʊ-/ noun [countable]1HUMAN RESOURCESan extra amount of money added to an employee’s wages, usually as a reward for doing difficult or good workThe bonus is discretionary but linked to performance.The car company is offering its workforce a £3,000 cash bonus to take voluntary redundancy. acceptance bonus attendance bonus loyalty bonus performance bonus productivity bonus2 (also capital bonus)INSURANCE an extra payment from a life insurance company’s profits to people who have certain types of life insuranceOn with-profits policies, bonuses are maintained at 6%. terminal bonus3INSURANCE a reduction in the cost of insurance when no claims are made during a particular period of timeIf you make a claim in any period of insurance, any no-claim bonus which you have earned may be reduced at your next renewal.Origin bonus (1700-1800) Latin good