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Meaning of BONNY

Pronunciation:  'bânee

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"

BONNY is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: beautiful, bonnie, comely, fair



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
             Till bonny Susan sped across the plain. --Gay.
             Far from the bonnie banks of Ayr.     --Burns.
    2. Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
             Be you blithe and bonny.              --Shak.
             Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the
             mati?chime ere he quitted his bowl.   --Sir W.
  2. \Bon"ny\, n. (Mining)
    A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not
    communicating with a vein.
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