Definitions for BOOMbum
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to make a deep, prolonged, resonant sound.
to move with a great rush.
to progress, grow, or flourish vigorously:
Business is booming since we enlarged the store.
(v.t.)to announce or give forth with a booming sound (often fol. by out).
to boost; campaign for vigorously.
(n.)a deep, prolonged, resonant sound.
the resonant cry of a bird or animal.
Category: Animal Behavior
a rapid increase in sales, development, etc.
a period of rapid economic growth, prosperity, high wages and prices, and relatively full employment.
Origin of boom:
1400–50; late ME bombon, bummyn to buzz
any of various spars or poles projecting from a ship's mast and used to extend sails, handle cargo, etc.
a chain, cable, etc., serving to obstruct navigation.
a spar or beam projecting from the mast of a derrick for supporting or guiding the weights to be lifted.
(on a motion-picture or television stage) a spar or beam on a mobile crane for holding or manipulating a microphone or camera.
Category: Showbiz, Motion Pictures
(v.t.)to manipulate (an object) by or as if by means of a crane or derrick.
Idioms for boom:
lower the boom, to act decisively to punish wrongdoing.
Origin of boom:
1635–45; < D: tree, pole, beam
boom, roar, roaring, thunder(noun)
a deep prolonged loud noise
a state of economic prosperity
boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce(noun)
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
"the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
boom, microphone boom(noun)
a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
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
make a resonant sound, like artillery
"His deep voice boomed through the hall"
smash, nail, boom, blast(verb)
"He smashed a 3-run homer"
be the case that thunder is being heard
"Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
boom, boom out(verb)
make a deep hollow sound
"Her voice booms out the words of the song"
boom, thrive, flourish, expand(verb)
"The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an increase in value, number, or popularity
an economic boom; a boom in alternative therapies
a time when people have more babies
a loud, low sound
a boom of thunder; Business is booming.; loud music booming all night
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
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
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
a line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away
to extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat
to cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects
to make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon
to rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind
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
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
Translations for BOOM
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sudden increase in a business etc
a boom in the sales of TV sets.
- ازدِهارٌ اقتِصاديArabic
- бумтеж, бумBulgarian
- acréscimoPortuguese (BR)
- prudký vzestupCzech
- der AufschwungGerman
- opsving; boomDanish
- οκονομική άνθησηGreek
- boom, augeSpanish
- رونق؛ رش سریعFarsi
- forte hausseFrench
- גֵאוּת, שְׂגשׂוּג פִּתְאוֹמִיHebrew
- सहसा वृद्धिHindi
- (üzleti) fellendülésHungarian
- uppsveifla, skyndileg aukningIcelandic
- 급격한 증가Korean
- bumas, pagyvėjimasLithuanian
- uzplaukums (biznesā); bumsLatvian
- melambung naikMalay
- oppsving, høykonjunkturNorwegian
- رونق؛ رشد سریعPersian
- سریع رشدPashto
- boom, creştere bruscăRomanian
- prudký rozmachSlovak
- nenaden porastSlovenian
- uppsving, boomSwedish
- birden artış, hızla büyümeTurkish
- 激增Chinese (Trad.)
- бум, пожвавленняUkrainian
- اچانک اضافہUrdu
- sự tăng vọtVietnamese
- 激增Chinese (Simp.)
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