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something to be thankful for; blessing; benefit.
something that is asked; a favor sought.
jolly; jovial; convivial:
boon companions.
Archaic. kindly; gracious; bounteous.
the ligneous waste product obtained by braking and scutching flax.
Contemporary Examples

Why the Supreme Court’s DNA Decision Is a Big Deal Josh Dzieza June 12, 2013
Why Drones Make Us Nervous Josh Dzieza May 16, 2013
Jerry Sandusky Trial: The Defense Reveals Its Strategy Diane Dimond June 11, 2012
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What’s So Bad About an Open Marriage? Tricia Romano November 10, 2013

Historical Examples

Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards
The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
The Minute Man of the Frontier W. G. Puddefoot
The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
Carmen Ariza Charles Francis Stocking

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


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