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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.]
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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]
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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]
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boon

- Once meant "request for a favor."
See also related terms for request.
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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"
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

boon 1

noun
Something beneficial:

boon 2

adjective
Characterized by joyful exuberance:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

boon

[ˈbuːn] nbénédiction f, grand avantage m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
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boon

[buːn] n (blessing) → benedizione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

boon

(buːn) noun
a blessing. It's been a real boon to have a car this week.
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References in classic literature ?
I thought of how many happy people there were in Europe, Asia, and America, and everywhere, who were sleeping peacefully in their beds, and did not have to get up and see the Rigi sunrise--people who did not appreciate their advantage, as like as not, but would get up in the morning wanting more boons of Providence.
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." The landlord, seeing his guest at his feet and hearing a speech of this kind, stood staring at him in bewilderment, not knowing what to do or say, and entreating him to rise, but all to no purpose until he had agreed to grant the boon demanded of him.
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.
OEDIPUS Yea, the last boon is warrant for the rest.
Then said the friar in his turn, "A boon, a boon, the like I gave to you.