noun \ˈbün\

: something pleasant or helpful : a benefit or advantage

Full Definition of BOON

:  benefit, favor; especially :  one that is given in answer to a request
:  a timely benefit :  blessing

Examples of BOON

  1. <the couple's generous donation was a great boon to the charity's fund-raising campaign>
  2. <a softhearted man who finds it hard to deny any boon, whether it be for friend or stranger>

Origin of BOON

Middle English bone prayer, request, the favor requested, from Old Norse bōn request; akin to Old English bēn prayer, bannan to summon — more at ban
First Known Use: 12th century



Definition of BOON

archaic :  favorable
:  convivial <a boon companion>

Examples of BOON

  1. <I and my boon companions celebrated that afternoon's victory on the gridiron with a night at a local dance club.>

Origin of BOON

Middle English bon, from Anglo-French, good — more at bounty
First Known Use: 14th century


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