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.
3. Gay; merry; jovial; convivial.
A boon companion, loving his bottle.
Boon (b?n), n. [OE. bone,
boin, a petition, fr. Icel. bōn; akin to Sw. & Dan.
bän, AS. bēn, and perh. to E. ban; but
influenced by F. bon good, fr. L. bonus. √86. See 2d
Ban, Bounty.] 1. A prayer or
For which to God he made so many an idle boon.
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
James i. 17 (Rev. Ver. ).
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.