Boon definition

bo͝on
A timely blessing or benefit.

A brisk breeze is a boon to sailors.

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Convivial; jolly.

A boon companion to all.

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A benefit bestowed, especially one bestowed in response to a request.
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(archaic) A request or the favor requested.
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(archaic) Favorable.
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The definition of boon is someone or something that is happy or friendly.

An example of boon is someone easy to get along with.

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(archaic) That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a favour; benefaction; a grant; a present.
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A good; a blessing or benefit; a great privilege; a thing to be thankful for.

Finding the dry cave was a boon to the weary travellers. Anaesthetics are a great boon to modern surgery.

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Welcome benefit; blessing.
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The woody portion of flax, separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.
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Kind; bountiful; benign.
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Gay; merry; jovial; convivial.
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Merry; convivial.
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(archaic) Kind, generous, pleasant, etc.
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A boon is defined as a welcomed blessing.

An example of boon is the sky clearing up just before sunset on a rainy day.

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(UK dialectal) An unpaid service due by a tenant to his lord.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
boon
Plural:
boons

Origin of boon

  • Middle English bon good from Old French from Latin bonus deu-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English bone from Old Norse bōn prayer bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English boon (“prayer”), from Old Norse bόn (“prayer, petition”), from Proto-Germanic *bōniz (“supplication”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰāni-, *bʰā- (“to say”). Influenced by boon (“good, favorable”, adj). Cognate with Swedish bön (“prayer, petition, request”), Danish bøn (“prayer”), Old English bēn (“prayer, request, favor, compulsory service”). More at ben.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English boon, bone, from Old Northern French boon, Old French bon (“good”), from Latin bonus (“good”), from Old Latin duonus, dvenos, from Proto-Indo-European *dū- (“to respect”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Gaelic and Irish via Scots.

    From Wiktionary