- boonless, adjective
Other definitions for boon (2 of 3)
Other definitions for boon (3 of 3)
the ligneous waste product obtained by braking and scutching flax.
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How to use boon in a sentence
A Walmart-Microsoft acquisition could be a boon for e-commerce companies that want alternatives to the digital advertising duopoly of Facebook and Google.What a Walmart-Microsoft bid for TikTok could mean for e-commerce | Anna Hensel | August 28, 2020 | Digiday
The pandemic’s forced stay-at-home orders was a huge boon to Netflix, adding 26 million global subscribers in the first half of this year, compared to 12 million during the same period last year.After years of ‘too much TV,’ the pandemic means there’s now barely enough | Aric Jenkins | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
The coronavirus pandemic has been a boon for the test proctoring industry.Software that monitors students during tests perpetuates inequality and violates their privacy | Amy Nordrum | August 7, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Yet another potential boon for targeted drug delivery is nanotechnology, whereby medical nanorobots have now been used to fight incidences of cancer.How AI Will Make Drug Discovery Low-Cost, Ultra-Fast, and Personalized | Peter H. Diamandis, MD | July 23, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The real boon is that even statements about arithmetic formulas, called metamathematical statements, can themselves be translated into formulas with Gödel numbers of their own.
The story of fluoridation reads like a postmodern fable, and the moral is clear: a scientific discovery might seem like a boon.
Apple is already positioning egg freezing as a boon to women at the company.Don’t Be Fooled by Apple and Facebook, Egg Freezing Is Not a Benefit | Samantha Allen | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Adding vehicles to the grid could be a boon to vehicle and fleet owners in several ways.
That could be a great boon to the Peshmerga, but not without costs.Obama’s Iraq Plan Has a Killer Flaw—and Airstrikes Alone May Not Save It | Jacob Siegel | August 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Now they do business year round, which has been a boon in times of economic crisis.
Renounce the good law of the worshippers of Mazda, and thou shalt gain such a boon as the Murderer gained, the ruler of nations.Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
And now, gentlemen, I have a boon to ask—where there is so much joy, why not make all happy at once?
The boon was granted, and I remember the wave of delight that swept over us, and how we enjoyed the long summer evenings.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
He died on March 3rd, 1844, at the age of eighty, having given his subjects the precious boon of twenty-five years of peace.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Thus many artesian wells have been sunk in the Algerian Sahara which have proved an immense boon to the district.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
British Dictionary definitions for boon (1 of 2)
something extremely useful, helpful, or beneficial; a blessing or benefit: the car was a boon to him
archaic a favour; request: he asked a boon of the king
British Dictionary definitions for boon (2 of 2)
close, special, or intimate (in the phrase boon companion)
archaic jolly or convivial
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