boon companion

boon companion
,boon com`panion noun count LITERARY
a very good friend

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  • boon companion — UK US noun [countable] [singular boon companion plural boon companions] literary a very good friend Thesaurus: friends and acquaintances …   Useful english dictionary

  • boon companion — ► NOUN ▪ a close friend. ORIGIN originally in the sense «good fellow», referring to a drinking companion: boon from Old French bon, from Latin bonus good …   English terms dictionary

  • boon companion — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms boon companion : singular boon companion plural boon companions literary a very good friend …   English dictionary

  • boon companion — boon com panion n [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: bon; BONNY] literary a very close friend …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boon companion — noun a close friend. Origin C16: boon from OFr. bon, from L. bonus good …   English new terms dictionary

  • boon companion — noun (C) literary a very close friend …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Boon — Boon, a. [F. bon. See {Boon}, n.] 1. Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Kind; bountiful; benign. [1913 Webster] Which . . . Nature boon Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain. Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Gay;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boon — boon1 [bo͞on] n. [ME bone < ON bon, a petition, prayer < IE base * bha , to speak (see FAME); meaning prob. infl. by BOON2] 1. Archaic a request or the favor requested 2. welcome benefit; blessing boon2 [bo͞on] adj. [ …   English World dictionary

  • boon — 1. noun /buːn/ a) A blessing or benefit. Finding the dry cave was a boon to the weary travellers. b) that which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present Anaesthetics are a great boon to modern surgery …   Wiktionary

  • boon — {{11}}boon (adj.) in boon companion (1560s), only real survival of M.E. boon good (early 14c.), from O.Fr. bon (see BON (Cf. bon)). {{12}}boon (n.) late 12c., bone petition, from O.N. bon a petition, prayer, from P.Gmc. *boniz (Cf. O.E. ben …   Etymology dictionary

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