What does the word boon mean?

Usage examples for boon

  1. Of thy pity grant me this boon, for I perish of thirst." – A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
  2. The boon ye asked me first was lightly won,- For first ye asked the story of this maid's grief As her own lips might tell it. – The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  3. " I thank Thee for this boon," sez Leander, rollin' his eyes up devoutly; then he gave a deep sigh. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field