oxford views updated May 29 2018
boon1 / boōn/ •
n. [usu. in sing.] a thing that is helpful or beneficial: the navigation system will be a boon to both civilian and military users.boon2 •
adj. (of a companion or friend) close; intimate; favorite: he debated the question with a few boon companions in the barroom.
oxford views updated May 14 2018
†prayer, request; thing prayed for; favour XII; benefit, blessing XVIII. — ON. bón
, var. of bœn
= OE. bēn
; of uncert. orig.
oxford views updated Jun 11 2018
good, gracious XIV; surviving in boon companion
(XVI) in the sense ‘jolly’, ‘convivial’. — (O)F. bon
good :- L. bonus