boon boon  /ˈbun/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a desirable state
  2. (adj) very close and convivial

Usage(s):

  1. As the company approached bankruptcy, Harold’s efforts were a boon to the future of his company.
  2. The legend says that the Greek god granted him a boon of immortality.

News

  1. House GOP passes major antiabortion bill. Why Democrats are pleased.

    House Republicans passed legislation Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks' pregnancy. The party's social conservative base is happy, but Democrats see a political boon
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. CBO: Immigration Reform Cuts $175 Billion From U.S. Deficits Over 10 Years

    Advocates of immigration reform have long argued that it would be a boon for the U.S. economy. And guess what? According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, they're right! Even better, it ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance

  3. CBO: Immigration Reform Would Shave $175 Billion From U.S. Deficits In 10 Years

    Advocates of immigration reform have long argued that it would be a boon for the U.S. economy. And guess what? According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, they're right! Even better, it ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  • "That would be a boon to the economy," Knight said. "They are people I've known for a long time, and it's nice they keep track of (the record). But it's not like a record in the Masters or breaking Babe Ruth's record."
    on Dec 28, 2006 By: Bob Knight Source: SI.com

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