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boon

play
noun \ˈbün\

Simple Definition of boon

  • : something pleasant or helpful : a benefit or advantage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boon

  1. 1 :  benefit, favor; especially :  one that is given in answer to a request

  2. 2 :  a timely benefit :  blessing

Examples of boon in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with boon


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boon

adjective

Definition of boon

  1. 1 archaic :  favorable

  2. 2 :  convivial <a boon companion>



Examples of boon in a sentence

  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



BOON Defined for Kids

boon

play
noun \ˈbün\

Definition of boon for Students

  1. 1 :  something asked or granted as a favor <When the pie was all finished, the Owl, as a boon, Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon … — Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland>

  2. 2 :  something pleasant or helpful that comes at just the right time <The rain was a boon to the farmers.>





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