boon n

OE bén, prayer.

  1. Opportunity; privilege; advantage; prerogative.
  2. Blessing; gift; present; gratuity; good thing; favor granted graciously.
  3. Meal; feast; repast; feeding; serving of food; [fig.] act of charity.
  4. Fulfillment; resolution; result of an entreaty; reply to a request; response to a petition; answer to prayer.