ETYM Old Eng. bounte goodness, kindness, French bonté, from Latin bonitas, from bonus good, for older duonus; cf. Skr. duvas honor, respect.
1. Generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely; SYN. bounteousness.
2. Payment or reward (esp. from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military; SYN. premium.
compliment / kɑːmpləment /
ETYM French compliment. It complimento, from comlire to compliment, finish, suit, from Latin complere to fill up. Related to Complete, Complement.
A remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration.
Expression of praise or admiration; (pl.) formal greetings or expressions of respect.
1. A share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given.
2. (Great Britain) Money received from the state; SYN. pogy, pogey.
don / dɑːn /
ETYM Spanish don; akin to Portu. dom, Italian donno; from Latin dominus master. Related to Dame, Domine, Dominie, Domino, Dan, Dom.
1. A title used before men's names in some Spanish speaking countries.
2. A title used in Britain for professors or tutors (especially at Oxford).
A Spanish title of respect for a gentleman or nobleman.
thing given for a sacred purpose
donation / doʊneɪʃn̩ /
ETYM Latin donatio; cf. French donation.
1. The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.
2. That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another as a gift.
3. The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another as a free gift.
endowment or donation
gift / ɡɪft /
ETYM Old Eng. gift, yift, yeft, AS. gift, from gifan to give; akin to Dutch and German gift, Icel. gift, gipt, Goth. gifts (in comp.). Related to Give. Something acquired without compensation.
ETYM French gratuité, or Late Lat. gratuitas.
1. A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter); SYN. tip, baksheesh, bakshish, bakshis, backsheesh.
2. An award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation.
1. An announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation; SYN. press release, release.
2. Giving money or food or clothing to a needy person.
3. Printed material given to students or other people to provide them with important information.
ETYM Latin liberalitas: cf. French libéralité.
1. An inclination to favor progress and individual freedom; SYN. liberalness.
2. The trait of being generous in behavior and temperament; SYN. liberalness.
1. Something presented as a gift
2. Any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; SYN. nowadays.
3. A verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking; SYN. present tense.
Temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration
Scottish; a gift in return for a favor
testimonial / testəmoʊniəl /
ETYM Cf. Old Fren. testimoniale, Late Lat. testimonialis, Latin testimoniales (sc. litterae). Related to Testimonial.
1. A writing or certificate which bears testimony in favor of one's character, good conduct, ability, etc., or of the value of a thing.
2. Something, as money or plate, presented to a person as a token of respect, or of obligation for services rendered.