Bonneted to Boom
1. Wearing a bonnet. "Bonneted and shawled." Howitt.
2. (Fort.) Protected by a bonnet. See Bonnet, 4 (a).
(Bon"net*less), a. Without a bonnet.
(Bon"ni*bel) n. [F. bonne et belle, good and beautiful. Cf. Bellibone.] A handsome girl.
(Bon"nie) a. [Scot.] See Bonny, a.
(Bon"ni*lass`) n. [Bonny + lass.] A "bonny lass"; a beautiful girl. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Bon"ni*ly), adv. Gayly; handsomely.
(Bon"ni*ness), n. The quality of being bonny; gayety; handsomeness. [R.]
(Bon"ny) a. [Spelled bonnie by the Scotch.] [OE. boni, prob. fr. F. bon, fem. bonne, good, fr.
L. bonus good. See Bounty, and cf. Bonus, Boon.]
1. Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful.
Till bonny Susan sped across the plain.
Far from the bonnie banks of Ayr.
2. Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
Be you blithe and bonny.
Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the matichime ere he quitted his bowl.
Sir W. Scott.
(Bon"ny), n. (Mining) A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating
with a vein.
(Bon"ny*clab`ber) n. [Ir. bainne, baine, milk + clabar mud, mire.] Coagulated sour
milk; loppered milk; curdled milk; sometimes called simply clabber. B. Jonson.
(||Bon" Si`lène") [F.] (Bot.) A very fragrant tea rose with petals of various shades of pink.
(Bon"spiel) n. [Scot.; of uncertain origin.] A curing match between clubs. [Scot.]
(||Bon"te*bok) n. [D. bont a sort of skin or fur, prop. variegated + bok buck.] (Zoöl.) The
pied antelope of South Africa Its face and rump are white. Called also nunni.
(||Bon" ton") [F., good tone, manner.] The height of the fashion; fashionable society.
(Bo"nus) n.; pl. Bonuses [L. bonus good. Cf. Bonny.]
1. (Law) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the
bank paid a bonus for its charter. Bouvier.
2. An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits.
3. Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.