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), 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.
(Boor) n. [D. boer farmer, boor; akin to AS. gebr countryman, G. bauer; fr. the root of AS. ban to
inhabit, and akin to E. bower, be. Cf. Neighbor, Boer, and Big to build.]
1. A husbandman; a peasant; a rustic; esp. a clownish or unrefined countryman.
2. A Dutch, German, or Russian peasant; esp. a Dutch colonist in South Africa, Guiana, etc.: a boer.
3. A rude ill-bred person; one who is clownish in manners.
(Boor"ish), a. Like a boor; clownish; uncultured; unmannerly. Boor"ish*ly, adv. Boor"ish*ness,
Which is in truth a gross and boorish opinion.
(Boort) n. See Bort.
(Boose) n. [AS. bos, bosig; akin to Icel. bass, Sw. bås, Dan. baas, stall, G. banse, Goth.
bansts barn, Skr. bhasas stall. &radic252.] A stall or a crib for an ox, cow, or other animal. [Prov.
(Boose) v. i. To drink excessively. See Booze.
(Boos"er) n. A toper; a guzzler. See Boozer.
(Boost) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boosted; p. pr. & vb. n. Boosting.] [Cf. Boast, v. i.] To lift or
push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles,
or in making advancement. [Colloq. U. S.]
(Boost) n. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help. [Colloq. U. S.]
(Boot) n. [OE. bot, bote, advantage, amends, cure, AS. bot; akin to Icel. bot, Sw. bot, Dan.
bod, Goth. bota, D. boete, G. busse; prop., a making good or better, from the root of E. better, adj.
1. Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
He gaf the sike man his boote.
Thou art boot for many a bruise
And healest many a wound.
Sir W. Scott.
Next her Son, our soul's best boot.
2. That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of
the things exchanged.
I'll give you boot, I'll give you three for one.