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boon

noun \ ˈbün \

Definition of boon

1 :benefit, favor; especially :one that is given in answer to a request
  • would not grant his boon
2 :a timely benefit :blessing
  • a boon to new homeowners
  • the rain was a boon for parched crops

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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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boon

adjective

Definition of boon

1 archaic :favorable
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 and Etymology of boon

Middle English bon, from Anglo-French, good — more at bounty



BOON Defined for English Language Learners

boon

noun

Definition of boon for English Language Learners

  • : something pleasant or helpful : a benefit or advantage


BOON Defined for Kids

boon

noun \ ˈbün \

Definition of boon for Students

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


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