Definition of boon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//buːn//
; NAmE NAmE//buːn//
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boon (to/for somebody) something that is very helpful and makes life easier for you The new software will prove a boon to Internet users. Word OriginMiddle English (originally in the sense ‘request for a favour’): from Old Norse bón.Extra examples The building scheme comes as an enormous boon for the building industry. These machines have proved a real boon to disabled people. The Christmas season is always a boon for minor actors. The new software will be an enormous boon to home computer users. Wildlife in your garden can be a real boon.
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