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. 2000.


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