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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.