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[ boon ]
/ bun /
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noun

something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit.
something that is asked; a favor sought.

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Origin of boon

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1125–75; Middle English bone<Old Norse bōn prayer; cognate with Old English bēn

OTHER WORDS FROM boon

boonless, adjective

Definition for boon (2 of 3)

boon2
[ boon ]
/ bun /

adjective

jolly; jovial; convivial: boon companions.
Archaic. kindly; gracious; bounteous.

Origin of boon

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1275–1325; Middle English bone<Middle French <Latin bonus good

Definition for boon (3 of 3)

boon3
[ boon ]
/ bun /

noun Textiles.

the ligneous waste product obtained by braking and scutching flax.
Also called shive, shove.

Origin of boon

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1350–1400; Middle English (north) bone; compare Old English bune reed
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British Dictionary definitions for boon (1 of 2)

boon1
/ (buːn) /

noun

something extremely useful, helpful, or beneficial; a blessing or benefitthe car was a boon to him
archaic a favour; requesthe asked a boon of the king

Word Origin for boon

C12: from Old Norse bōn request; related to Old English bēn prayer

British Dictionary definitions for boon (2 of 2)

boon2
/ (buːn) /

adjective

close, special, or intimate (in the phrase boon companion)
archaic jolly or convivial

Word Origin for boon

C14: from Old French bon from Latin bonus good
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