noun a deep prolonged loud noise
roar; thunder; roaring.
noun a state of economic prosperity
noun a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
gravy; windfall; bunce; bonanza; manna from heaven; gold rush; godsend.
- the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line
noun a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
noun any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring
verb make a resonant sound, like artillery
- His deep voice boomed through the hall
verb hit hard
nail; smash; blast.
verb be the case that thunder is being heard
- Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed
verb make a deep hollow sound
- Her voice booms out the words of the song
verb grow vigorously
expand; flourish; thrive.
- The deer population in this town is thriving
- business is booming
tree, pole, beam, bar. See Beam
- (Naut.) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.
- (Mech.) A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended.
- A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor. Obs.
- (Mil. & Naval) A strong chain cable, or line of spars bound together, extended across a river or the mouth of a harbor, to obstruct navigation or passage.
- (Lumbering) A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away.
Boom transitive verb
- (Naut.) To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.
Boom intransitive verb
Of imitative origin; cf. OE. bommen
to hum, D. bommen
to drum, sound as an empty barrel, also W. bwmp
a hollow sound; aderyn y bwmp
, the bird of the hollow sound, i. e., the bittern. Cf. Bum
, v. i.
, v. i.
imperfect & past participle Boomed present participle & verbal noun Booming
- To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.
At eve the beetle boometh
Athwart the thicket lone.
- To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.
Alarm guns booming through the night air.
- To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.
She comes booming down before it.
- To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.
- A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.
- A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee. Colloq. U. S.
Boom transitive verb
- To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator. Colloq. U. S.
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