Boon

Definition of Boon

Pronunciation: bŌn
n.1.A prayer or petition.
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. ).
a.1.Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage.
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.
n.1.The woody portion flax, which is separated from the fiber as refuse matter by retting, braking, and scutching.

Related Words

advantage, avail, award, behalf, behoof, benediction, benefaction, benefit, benevolence, benison, blithe, blithesome, compliment, convivial, favor, festive, free and easy, gain, gay, gleeful, good, grace, gratuity, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, interest, jocund, jovial, largess, loaves and fishes, manna, manna from heaven, mirthful, present, profit, reward, welfare, well-being, world of good
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