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Meaning of BOON

Pronunciation:  boon

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

BOON is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blessing, close
 See Also: good fortune, good luck, mercy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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. ).
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
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