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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 ?
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.
On that road we heard the song of morning stars; we drank in fragrances aerial and sweet as a May mist; we were rich in gossamer fancies and iris hopes; our hearts sought and found the boon of dreams; the years waited beyond and they were very fair; life was a rose-lipped comrade with purple flowers dripping from her fingers.
Then said the friar in his turn, "A boon, a boon, the like I gave to you.
But what is this boon, rogue, which you would crave?
I crave to remind you, noble Thane,'' he said, that when we last parted, you promised, for the service I had the fortune to render you, to grant me a boon.
This fortune was a great boon to him; for, though he might have made millions of dollars by exploiting two or three of his chemical discoveries relative to new processes of dyeing, it was always repugnant to him to use for his own private gain the wonderful gift of invention he had received from nature.
Now some of the men prayed a little for mercy, but the captain did but salute the king, calling him "Father," and craving a boon before he died.
That passionate breast no longer asked for life; but for one boon it craved: to see Peter show bad form before it was cold forever.
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.
That Tardos Mors," he said, earnestly, "may meet the greatest living warrior of Barsoom is a priceless honor, but that he may lay his hand on the shoulder of a friend and ally is a far greater boon.
drink three cups of wine, the "Golden Valley" being the name of a garden, the owner of which enforced this penalty among his boon companions (`Gems of Chinese Literature', p.
we shall soon succeed in sending him to join his boon companions.