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boom

noun (n)

  • a deep prolonged loud noise (noun.event)
    Synonym: roar, roaring, thunder
    source: wordnet30
  • a state of economic prosperity (noun.state)
    source: wordnet30
  • a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money) (noun.event)
    Example:
    The demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line.
    source: wordnet30
  • a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: microphone boom
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make a resonant sound, like artillery (verb.perception)
    Synonym: din
    Example:
    His deep voice boomed through the hall.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit hard (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • be the case that thunder is being heard (verb.weather)
    Synonym: thunder
    source: wordnet30
  • make a deep hollow sound (verb.perception)
    Synonym: boom out
    Example:
    Her voice booms out the words of the song.
    source: wordnet30
  • grow vigorously (verb.change)
    Synonym: expand, flourish, thrive
    Example:
    Business is booming.
    source: wordnet30
  • To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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