Definitions for: Boon


[n] a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
[adj] very close and convivial; "boon companions"



Webster (1913) Definition: Boon (b[=oo]n), n. [OE. bone, boin, a petition, fr. Icel.
b[=o]n; akin to Sw. & Dan. b[aum]n, AS. b[=e]n, and perh. to
E. ban; but influenced by F. bon good, fr. L. bonus.
[root]86. See 2d Ban, Bounty.]
1. A prayer or petition. [Obs.]

For which to God he made so many an idle boon.
--Spenser.

2. That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a
gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present.

Every good gift and every perfect boon is from
above. --James i. 17
(Rev. Ver. ).


Boon, a. [F. bon. See Boon, n.]
1. Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage. [Obs.]

2. Kind; bountiful; benign.

Which . . . Nature boon Poured forth profuse on
hill, and dale, and plain. --Milton.

3. Gay; merry; jovial; convivial.

A boon companion, loving his bottle. --Arbuthnot.


Boon, n. [Scot. boon, bune, been, Gael. & Ir. bunach
coarse tow, fr. bun root, stubble.]
The woody portion flax, which is separated from the fiber as
refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.

Synonyms: blessing, close

See Also: good fortune, good luck, mercy

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