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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English, boon (prayer), from Old Norse bόn (Swedish bön), from Germanic. Influenced by French bon, Latin bonus ‘good’.

Noun

Singular
boon

Plural
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  1. A blessing or benefit.
    Finding the dry cave was a boon to the weary travellers.
    Anaesthetics are a great boon to modern surgery.
  2. (archaic) 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
  3. (obsolete) a prayer or petition
Quotations
  • For which to God he made so many an idle boonSpenser
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Etymology 2

From Old French bon (good)

Adjective

boon (not comparable)

Positive
boon

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (obsolete) good; prosperous; as, "boon voyage"
  2. kind; bountiful; benign
  3. gay; merry; jovial; convivial
    He was a boon companion to have around
Quotations
  • Which ... Nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain — Milton
  • A boon companion, loving his bottle — Arbuthnot

Dutch

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Noun

boon c. (plural bonen, diminutive boontje)

  1. bean

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