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"
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
In sailing, a boom is a spar, along the foot of a fore and aft rigged sail, that greatly improves control of the angle and shape of the sail. The primary action of the boom is to keep the foot of the sail flatter when the sail angle is away from the centerline of the boat. The boom also serves as an attachment point for more sophisticated control lines. Because of the improved sail control it is rare to find a non headsail without a boom. In some modern applications, the sail is rolled up into the boom for storage or reefing.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bōōm, n. a pole by which a sail is stretched: a chain or bar stretched across a harbour. [Dut. boom, a beam, a tree.]
bōōm, v.i. to make a hollow sound or roar: to go on with a rush, to become suddenly prosperous.—v.t. to push anything into sudden prominence:—pa.p. boomed (bōōmd); pr.p. boom′ing.—n. a hollow roar, as of the sea, the cry of the bittern, &c.: a sudden increase of activity in business, or the like—often the direct consequence of puffing advertisements or less legitimate intrigues.—p.adj. Boom′ing, rushing with violence. [From a Low Ger. root found in A.S. byme, a trumpet, Dut. bommen, to drum; like Bomb, of imit. origin.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'BOOM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3193
Rank popularity for the word 'BOOM' in Nouns Frequency: #2079
The numerical value of BOOM in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of BOOM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Get a life, sonic boom
we heard a muffled boom
The U.S. shale industry boom has been built on debt.
If you go into what I call a bubble boom, every bubble bursts.
It was rapid boom, boom, boom, boom, i was behind the building, and I heard all the shots.
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Translations for BOOM
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- бумтеж, гик, бум, боботя, плаващ бараж, буча, бръмчене, стрела, разцветBulgarian
- boomCatalan, Valencian
- Dröhnen, Baum, Ausleger, Boom, AufschwungGerman
- bum, boom, retumbarSpanish
- jyristä, puomi, pamaus, korkeasuhdanneFinnish
- mat, boum, bôme, boomFrench
- bumaile, crann scóide, borradh, bum, borradh trádálaIrish
- pako, kotokotoMāori
- dreunen, hoogconjunctuur, donderen, boem, giek, hausseDutch
- grzmot, bom, boom, hukPolish
- estrondo, retranca, boom, estrondear, lança, ribombarPortuguese
- bubuit, avânt, detunătură, prosperitateRomanian
- подъём, гул, громыха́ть, рокота́ть, бон, расцвет, грохота́ть, стрела, бум, рокот, гуде́тьRussian
- länsa, bom, högkonjunktur, läns, hausse, boomSwedish
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