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Definition of "boon" []

  • A benefit bestowed, especially one bestowed in response to a request. (noun)
  • A timely blessing or benefit: A brisk breeze is a boon to sailors. (noun)
  • Convivial; jolly: a boon companion to all. (adjective)
  • Archaic Favorable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boon" in a sentence
  • "Another boon is for the President of the United States to echo and reinforce Islamofascist propaganda themes, as Mr. Obama did in his first interview with an Arab language television network."
  • "But if I'd had the power to beg one non-selfish boon from the Nebula gods of 2009, it would have been on behalf of Daniel Abraham's The Price of Spring."
  • "America's abundance of natural gas is often described as a boon to national security and a "bridge" to a clean, low-carbon energy economy."