Meaning of 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 a 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.”

Definitions of boon
  1. noun

    a desirable state

    “a spanking breeze is a
    boon to sailors”


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    something for which to be thankful
    type of:

    good fortune, good luck, luckiness

    an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

  2. adjective

    very close and convivial

    boon companions”


    close in relevance or relationship

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