additive, benefit, boni, boon, bounty, dividend, donation, extra, gift, gratuity, honorarium, incentive, perquisites, pourboire, premium, prime, reward, something over and above, surplus, surplusage, tip
associated concepts: bonus stock
benefit (conferment), bounty, commission (fee), contribution (donation), gratuity (present), largess (gift), perquisite, premium (excess value), prize, reward
surplus, tip (gratuity)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
A variable annual incentive, paid in cash, shares or a combination of both, where the amount earned relates to performance measured over one year or less.Related links
Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com. 2010.
n.1 Wages paid in addition to the compensation ordinarily given or required under an employment contract. A bonus is payment for services (such as for recognition of exceptional work performance) or on consideration, and is neither gift nor gratuity.2 Anything given or provided for free in addition to what is usual, agreed to, or legally due.
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.