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boon

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Adjective, Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

boonn. [OE. bone, boin, a petition, fr. Icel. b; akin to Sw. & Dan. b, AS. b, and perh. to E. ban; but influenced by F. bon good, fr. L. bonus. Ban, Bounty.].
  •  A prayer or petition.  [1913 Webster]
    "For which to God he made so many an idle boon."  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present.  [1913 Webster]
    "Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above."  [1913 Webster]
boona. [F. bon. See Boon, n.].
  •  Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Kind; bountiful; benign.  [1913 Webster]
    "Which . . . Nature boon
    Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Gay; merry; jovial; convivial.  [1913 Webster]
    "A boon companion, loving his bottle."  [1913 Webster]
boonn. [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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

boon, n.
1 an advantage; a blessing.
2 archaic a a thing asked for; a request. b a gift; a favour.

boon, adj. close, intimate, favourite (usu. boon companion).

Etymology
ME (orig. = jolly, congenial) f. OF bon f. L bonus good

THESAURUS

boon

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

ROGET THESAURUS

boon

Good

N good, benefit, advantage, improvement, greatest good, supreme good, interest, service, behoof, behalf, weal, main chance, summum bonum, common weal, consummation devoutly to be wished, gain, boot, profit, harvest, boon, good turn, blessing, world of good, piece of good luck, piece of good fortune, nuts, prize, windfall, godsend, waif, treasure-trove, good fortune, happiness, goodness, utility, remedy, pleasure giving, commendable, useful, good, beneficial, well, aright, satisfactorily, favorably, not amis, all for the best, to one's advantage, in one's favor, in one's interest, so far so good, magnum bonum.

Giving

N giving, bestowal, bestowment, donation, presentation, presentment, accordance, concession, delivery, consignment, dispensation, communication, endowment, investment, investiture, award, almsgiving, charity, liberality, generosity, gift, donation, present, cadeau, fairing, free gift, boon, favor, benefaction, grant, offering, oblation, sacrifice, immolation, lagniappe, pilon, grace, act of grace, bonus, allowance, contribution, subscription, subsidy, tribute, subvention, bequest, legacy, devise, will, dotation, dot, appanage, voluntary settlement, voluntary conveyance, amortization, alms, largess, bounty, dole, sportule, donative, help, oblation, offertory, honorarium, gratuity, Peter pence, sportula, Christmas box, Easter offering, vail, douceur, drink money, pourboire, trinkgeld, bakshish, fee, consideration, bribe, bait, ground bait, peace offering, handsel, boodle, graft, grease, blat, giver, grantor, donor, feoffer, settlor, giving, given, allowed, allowable, concessional, communicable, charitable, eleemosynary, sportulary, tributary, gratis, donative, auctor pretiosa facit, ex dono, res est ingeniosa dare.


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