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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boon  \Boon\,  a.  [F.  bon.  See  {Boon},  n.] 
  1.  Good;  prosperous;  as  boon  voyage.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Kind  bountiful;  benign. 
 
  Which  .  .  .  Nature  boon  Poured  forth  profuse  on 
  hill,  and  dale,  and  plain.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Gay;  merry;  jovial;  convivial. 
 
  A  boon  companion,  loving  his  bottle.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  For  which  to  God  he  made  so  many  an  idle  boon. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  asked  or  granted  as  a  benefit  or  favor;  a 
  gift;  a  benefaction;  a  grant;  a  present. 
 
  Every  good  gift  and  every  perfect  boon  is  from 
  above.  --James  i.  17 
  (Rev.  Ver.  ). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boon 
  adj  :  very  close  and  convivial;  "boon  companions" 
  n  :  a  desirable  state;  "enjoy  the  blessings  of  peace";  "a 
  spanking  breeze  is  a  boon  to  sailors"  [syn:  {blessing}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Boon,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49618 




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