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boon

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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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First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English bon(e) “praying, a prayer, favor asked for,” from Old Norse bōn “prayer, request, petition”; cognate with Old English bēn

OTHER WORDS FROM boon

boonless, adjective

Other definitions for boon (2 of 3)

boon2
[ boon ]
/ bun /

adjective
(of a person) jolly; jovial; convivial: boon companions.
Archaic. kindly; gracious; bounteous.

Origin of boon

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First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English bon(e), boun “good, goodly,” from Old French, from Latin bonus “good, expert”

Other definitions 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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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English (north) bun(n)e, bone “reed, stem, husk (of flax)”; compare Old English bune “reed; drinking cup”
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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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