Search Result for "boon":
1. a desirable state;
- Example: "enjoy the blessings of peace"
- Example: "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
[syn: blessing, boon]
1. very close and convivial;
- Example: "boon companions"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Boon \Boon\ (b[=oo]n), n. [OE. bone, boin, a petition, fr. Icel. b[=o]n; akin to Sw. & Dan. b[aum]n, AS. b[=e]n, and perh. to E. ban; but influenced by F. bon good, fr. L. bonus. [root]86. See 2d Ban, Bounty.] 1. A prayer or petition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] For which to God he made so many an idle boon. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --James i. 17 (Rev. Ver. ). [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Boon \Boon\, a. [F. bon. See Boon, n.] 1. Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Kind; bountiful; benign. [1913 Webster] Which . . . Nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Gay; merry; jovial; convivial. [1913 Webster] A boon companion, loving his bottle. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Boon \Boon\, n. [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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
43 Moby Thesaurus words for "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