boon

Boon means something beneficial to a specific person, entity, or cause. "Getting called out of school on the day of the test was a boon for Sam, as he hadn't remembered to study."

Boon derives from the Old Norse bón, a request for a favor. Think of boon as a favor that no one has necessarily asked for, something extra. "We'd just spent our last dollar on a cup of coffee so it was a real boon to find a ten dollar bill lying on the sidewalk." Boon can also be an adjective for someone friendly and welcoming, as in "a boon companion."

Primary Meanings of boon

1.
n
a desirable state
2.
adj
very close and convivial
Full Definitions of boon
1

n a desirable state

“a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors”
Synonyms:
blessing
Types:
mercy
something for which to be thankful
Type of:
good fortune, good luck, luckiness
an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
2

adj very close and convivial

boon companions”
Synonyms:
close
close in relevance or relationship

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