Bon

Definitions

  • BON SOIR
    BON SOIR
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bon Good; valid as security for something.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Bon Obsolete form of bone.
    • n Bon Obsolete form of boon.
    • Bon Obsolete form of boon.
    • Bon Good: a French word occurring in several phrases familiar in English, but not Anglicized, as bon mot, bon ton, bon vivant, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bon bong good—French, occurring in some English but not Anglicised phrases, as Bon accord, good-will, agreement; Bon mot, a jest or smart saying; Bon ton, good style, the fashionable world; Bon vivant, one who lives well or luxuriously.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. bonus,

Usage

In literature:

Having been taken to the Bons-Hommes near the Isle-Adam, she was attended by Fanjat.
"Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z" by Anatole Cerfberr and Jules François Christophe
To have your portrait painted by Reynolds was considered a proper "entree" into the "bon ton.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Captain Ducie soon fell into the quiet routine of life at Bon Repos.
"The Argosy" by Various
That secure place of deposit I have at Bon Repos.
"The Argosy" by Various
MRS. MARY F. COVELL, Scotland, Bon Homme Co., So.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
What was the outcome of the desperate sea duel between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis?
"Stories of Later American History" by Wilbur F. Gordy
Fads for the latest personal accoutrements gripped the Bon Ton in seasonal epidemics.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Rue des Bons-Enfans, at the corner of the rue Ecuyere.
"Rouen, It's History and Monuments" by Théodore Licquet
Bonaventura (1260) repeats in his legend Thomas of Celano's description (Bon., 193; cf.
"Life of St. Francis of Assisi" by Paul Sabatier
Une d'elles se leva d'impatience: Ah, dit-elle, je m'en etois bien doutee, cet homme n'est bon qu'a manger du veau!
"Hume" by T.H. Huxley
Dieu, qu'il la fait bon regarder, La gracieuse, bonne et belle!
"Avril" by H. Belloc
But the collections of which the remnants are now preserved in Belgium were almost entirely the work of Duke Philippe le Bon.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
Le Bon, I daresay, is partly right, but also partly wrong.
"Damn!" by Henry Louis Mencken
Later in the morning Mrs. Granger's chauffeur arrived with a great box of bon-bons in queer shapes and colors.
"Red-Robin" by Jane Abbott
And I like fairy tales next to bon-bons and new hats.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
A Philippe of Valois or a Jean le Bon would have amused himself by losing his provinces at the point of the sword.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
In 1873 Admiral Saint-Bon, minister of marine, appointed him under-secretary of state.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Graceful French bon mots and animated exclamations in melodious Polish blended occasionally with an admixture of quiet German.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
In the Church of Bon-Secours there's a virgin which the people credit with miraculous power.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
A. Hodgson, and W. S. Jones, and a draft of 39 men, all of whom no doubt thought it a very "bon" war.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
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In poetry:

Foweles in the frith,
The fisses in the flod,
And I mon waxe wod;
Mulch sorwe I walke with
For best of bon and blod.
"Foweles In The Frith" by Anonymous British
Toy sword, three-cornered hat
At York and Lexington-
While Bon-Homme whipped at sea
This enemy
Whose roar went flat
After George made him run;
"Ode To Our Young Pro-Consuls Of The Air" by Allen Tate
"Seyr, how haffe yow fared yn grene foreyst?
Haffe ye browt Roben hom?"
"Dam, the deyell spede him, bothe bodey and bon,
Y haffe hade a foll grete skorne.
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
A deep river, two or three houses in bamboo quiet,
And such goings on: red blossoms glaring with white!
Among spring's vociferous glories, I too have my place:
With a lovely wine, bidding life's affairs bon voyage.
"Alone, Looking For Blossoms Along The River" by Du Fu
Come with the pointed toe of each black shoe
trailing a sapphire highlight,
with a black capeful of butterfly wings and bon-mots,
with heaven knows how many angels all riding
on the broad black brim of your hat,
please come flying.
"Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore" by Elizabeth Bishop
O de long an' lonesome winter, if you're never comin' near us,
If we miss you on de roadside, an' on all de place below!
But le bon Dieu he will sen' you troo de storm again for cheer us,
W'en we mos' was need you here too, mon cher petit oiseau!
"De Snowbird" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

Associated Press Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, daughter of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, has been hospitalized after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her upstate New York college.
Bon Jovi Daughter ODs On Heroin, Is Charged.
Jon Bon Jovi's with daughter Stephanie.
Bon Jovi's daughter ODs on heroin at Hamilton College.
Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter was hospitalized and facing drug charges today after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her college in upstate New York, authorities said.
This Dec 7, 2011 file photo shows Stephanie Bongiovi, daughter of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, at the premiere of "New Year's Eve" at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York.
Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter was hospitalized and facing drug charges Wednesday after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her college in upstate New York, authorities said.
Bon Jovi daughter Stephanie Bongiovi ODs on heroin, is charged.
Jon Bon Jovi's Daughter ODs on Heroin.
Bon Jovi's Daughter ODs on Heroin, Is Arrested.
Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi was hospitalized and facing drug charges Wednesday after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her college in upstate New York, authorities said.
Bon Apetit Magazine, as prepared by Leah Damron for Sendik's Food Markets Fresh, Frugal & Fabulous blog.
From Au Bon Pain to Panera.
Bon's new paver bar is equipped with two handles that are comfortably placed for best leverage, while the bar itself can be used as a foot rest for additional leverage.
Creamery Recalls Peppermint Bon Bon Ice Cream.
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In science:

When all nodes have the same resources, BONs will be approximately regular graphs.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
This connection is made to give intuition for why BON should function in the overloaded regime but we will not examine this aspect of the system in detail here.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
While modern computers can easily maintain hundreds of simultaneous TCP connections, for BON it may be preferable to use UDP for some aspects of the network.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
BON nodes will interact with edges when load is distributed using random walks and when edges are being created or destroyed.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
Efforts to use fast light-weight protocols while minimizing latency will be important design issues for a BON implementation.
Balanced Overlay Networks (BON): Decentralized Load Balancing via Self-Organized Random Networks
This is also supported by observational data showing that giant planets are much rarer around M dwarfs than around solar-type stars (Bon fils et al. 2005; Endl et al. 2006; Butler et al. 2006).
Planets around evolved intermediate-mass stars. I. Two substellar companions in the open clusters NGC 2423 and NGC 4349
If highly convective M stars show a non-dependence on metallicity similar to the giants, as seems from the first analysis (Bonfils et al., these proceedings), then the evidence would be even stronger.
Testing planet formation theories with Giant stars
Similar conclusions were reached by Shields & Bonning (2008) and by Schnittman & Krolik (2008), using N-body simulations and semi–analytical arguments, respectively, to show that a bright, post–merger “flare” may occur.
Hydrodynamical Response of a Circumbinary Gas Disk to Black Hole Recoil and Mass Loss
BOn+d × BOn ) × BO −−−−−−−−−−−→ BO∞+n+d ˜×BO∞+n , where γ denotes the universal vector bundle over the space BO.
Invariants of singular sets of smooth maps
We will also need the information about rational cohomology groups of the classifying spaces BOn and BSOn .
Invariants of singular sets of smooth maps
Moreover in , moderate deviation principles for Banach-space valued degenerate U -statistics were established, with bon-convex rate functions.
Moderate deviations via cumulants
Having this many filters allowed signi ficant increases in resolution improving galaxy redshift accuracy to δz ∼ 0.03 (Wolf et al. 2003; Bonfield et al. 2010 ).
Shedding Light on the Galaxy Luminosity Function
First, RV survey show that planetary frequency around M dwarfs increases as separation increases (Bonfils et al. 2011, submitted).
High resolution imaging of young M-type stars of the solar neighborhood: Probing the existence of companions down to the mass of Jupiter
On the closest and latest type targets we achieved detection limits well below the mass of Jupiter beyond 10 AU, therefore actually starting to probe (on 5 objects) the mass/separation range where planets around M dwarfs are supposed to be be more frequent (Gould et al. 2010, Bonfils et al, submitted), but found none.
High resolution imaging of young M-type stars of the solar neighborhood: Probing the existence of companions down to the mass of Jupiter
J'ai jugé bon de taire également les méthodes, soit de vous, soit de moi pour obtenir par induction le premier carré et sa racine […] je n’ai guère vu de moyen d’exposer clairement ces méthodes en sorte qu’elles soient facilement comprises par autrui, sans un appareil de mots et d’exemples.
Routine Controversies : Mathematical Challenges in Mersenne's Correspondence
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