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Meaning of GRATUITY

Pronunciation:  gru'tooitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation
  2. [n]  a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)

GRATUITY is a 8 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: backsheesh, baksheesh, bakshis, bakshish, pourboire, tip
 See Also: award, Christmas box, fringe benefit, perk, perquisite, prize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gra*tu"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Gtratuities}. [F. gratuit['e],
or LL. gratuitas.]
1. Something given freely or without recompense; a free gift;
   a present. --Swift.

2. Something voluntarily given in return for a favor or
   service, as a recompense or acknowledgment.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: balance, bonus, boodle, bounty, bribe, bribe money, complimentariness, consideration, costlessness, dividend, donative, double time, expenselessness, extra, fee, free ride, freebie, freeness, gift, gratification, gratuitousness, gravy, grease, honorarium, hush money, incentive pay, inducement, labor of love, lagniappe, largess, leftover, liberality, margin, no charge, overage, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, overset, overstock, oversupply, palm, palm oil, payoff, payola, perks, perquisite, plus, pourboire, premium, protection, remainder, reward, salve, something extra, sop, spare, sportula, surplus, surplusage, sweetener, tip, Trinkgeld