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boon 1

 (bo͞on)
n.
1. A benefit bestowed, especially one bestowed in response to a request.
2. A timely blessing or benefit: A brisk breeze is a boon to sailors.

[Middle English bone, from Old Norse bōn, prayer; see bhā- in Indo-European roots.]

boon 2

 (bo͞on)
adj.
1. Convivial; jolly: a boon companion to all.
2. Archaic Favorable.

[Middle English bon, good, from Old French, from Latin bonus; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

boon

(buːn)
n
1. something extremely useful, helpful, or beneficial; a blessing or benefit: the car was a boon to him.
2. archaic a favour; request: he asked a boon of the king.
[C12: from Old Norse bōn request; related to Old English bēn prayer]

boon

(buːn)
adj
1. close, special, or intimate (in the phrase boon companion)
2. archaic jolly or convivial
[C14: from Old French bon from Latin bonus good]

boon1

(bun)

n.
1. something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit.
2. something that is asked; a favor sought.
[1125–75; Middle English bone < Old Norse bōn prayer; c. Old English bēn]
boon′less, adj.

boon2

(bun)

adj.
1. jolly; jovial; convivial: boon companions.
2. Archaic. kindly; gracious.
[1275–1325; Middle English bone < Middle French < Latin bonus good]

boon

- Once meant "request for a favor."
See also related terms for request.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boon - a desirable stateboon - a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
good fortune, good luck, luckiness - an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
mercy - something for which to be thankful; "it was a mercy we got out alive"
Adj.1.boon - very close and convivial; "boon companions"
close - close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance"

boon

noun
1. benefit, advantage, blessing, godsend, gift This battery booster is a boon for photographers.
2. gift, present, grant, favour, donation, hand-out, gratuity, benefaction She begged him to grant her one boon.

boon 1

noun
Something beneficial:

boon 2

adjective
Characterized by joyful exuberance:
Translations
نِعْمَةٌ، بَرَكَةٌ
dobrodiníspása
velsignelse
blessun
labumspriekšrocība
dobrodenie

boon

[buːn]
A. N (= blessing) → gran ayuda f
it would be a boon if he wentnos ayudaría muchísimo que él fuera
it would be a boon to humanitysería un gran beneficio para la humanidad
B. CPD boon companion Ncompañero/a m/f inseparable

boon

[ˈbuːn] nbénédiction f, grand avantage m

boon

1
n
(= blessing, advantage)Segen m; it’s such a boones ist ein wahrer Segen
(obs, = favour, wish) → Gunst f, → Gnade f

boon

2
adj boon companion (old, liter)lustiger Gesell (old)

boon

[buːn] n (blessing) → benedizione f

boon

(buːn) noun
a blessing. It's been a real boon to have a car this week.
References in classic literature ?
Laurie went by in the afternoon, and seeing Meg at the window, seemed suddenly possessed with a melodramatic fit, for he fell down on one knee in the snow, beat his breast, tore his hair, and clasped his hands imploringly, as if begging some boon.
Ardent spirits are, however, the most prized by such as he; nor would it be amiss to add some boon from your own hand, with that grace you so well know how to practise.
About this time my brother, Squire Boon, with another adventurer, who came to explore the country shortly after us, was wandering through the forest, determined to find me, if possible, and accidentally found our camp.
And may she feel, too -- what, methinks, is the very truth -- that this boon was meant, above all things else, to keep the mother's soul alive, and to preserve her from blacker depths of sin into which Satan might else have sought to plunge her
He had three or four boon companions, who regarded him as their model, and at the head of whom he scoured the country, attending every scene of feud or merriment for miles round.
Meantime, now the stranger was still beseeching his poor boon of Ahab; and Ahab still stood like an anvil, receiving every shock, but without the least quivering of his own.
The true Southern watermelon is a boon apart, and not to be mentioned with commoner things.
It was a grand boon doubtless; and independence would be glorious--yes, I felt that--that thought swelled my heart.
We were all extremely glad to see Traddles so put down, and exalted Steerforth to the skies: especially when he told us, as he condescended to do, that what he had done had been done expressly for us, and for our cause; and that he had conferred a great boon upon us by unselfishly doing it.
The Palmer received the boon with another low reverence, and followed Edwina out of the apartment.
When the pie was all finished, the Owl, as a boon, Was kindly permitted to pocket the spoon: While the Panther received knife and fork with a growl, And concluded the banquet--
Harassed by this reflection, he made haste with his scanty pothouse supper, and having finished it called the landlord, and shutting himself into the stable with him, fell on his knees before him, saying, "From this spot I rise not, valiant knight, until your courtesy grants me the boon I seek, one that will redound to your praise and the benefit of the human race.