Definitions for BOOMbum

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to make a deep, prolonged, resonant sound.

  2. to move with a great rush.

  3. to progress, grow, or flourish vigorously:

    Business is booming since we enlarged the store.

  4. (v.t.)to announce or give forth with a booming sound (often fol. by out).

  5. to boost; campaign for vigorously.

  6. (n.)a deep, prolonged, resonant sound.

  7. the resonant cry of a bird or animal.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  8. a rapid increase in sales, development, etc.

    Category: Business

  9. a period of rapid economic growth, prosperity, high wages and prices, and relatively full employment.

    Category: Business

Origin of boom:

1400–50; late ME bombon, bummyn to buzz



  1. any of various spars or poles projecting from a ship's mast and used to extend sails, handle cargo, etc.

    Category: Navy

  2. a chain, cable, etc., serving to obstruct navigation.

    Category: Navy

  3. a spar or beam projecting from the mast of a derrick for supporting or guiding the weights to be lifted.

    Category: Machinery

  4. (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

  5. (v.t.)to manipulate (an object) by or as if by means of a crane or derrick.

Idioms for boom:

  1. lower the boom, to act decisively to punish wrongdoing.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of boom:

1635–45; < D: tree, pole, beam

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boom, roar, roaring, thunder(noun)

    a deep prolonged loud noise

  2. boom(noun)

    a state of economic prosperity

  3. 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"

  4. boom, microphone boom(noun)

    a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set

  5. boom(verb)

    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

  6. boom, din(verb)

    make a resonant sound, like artillery

    "His deep voice boomed through the hall"

  7. smash, nail, boom, blast(verb)

    hit hard

    "He smashed a 3-run homer"

  8. thunder, boom(verb)

    be the case that thunder is being heard

    "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"

  9. boom, boom out(verb)

    make a deep hollow sound

    "Her voice booms out the words of the song"

  10. boom, thrive, flourish, expand(verb)

    grow vigorously

    "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. boom(noun)ˈum

    an increase in value, number, or popularity

    an economic boom; a boom in alternative therapies

  2. boomˈum

    a time when people have more babies

  3. boomˈum

    a loud, low sound

    a boom of thunder; Business is booming.; loud music booming all night

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boom(noun)

    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

  2. Boom(noun)

    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

  3. Boom(noun)

    a pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor

  4. Boom(noun)

    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

  5. Boom(noun)

    a line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away

  6. Boom(verb)

    to extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat

  7. Boom(verb)

    to cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects

  8. Boom(verb)

    to make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon

  9. Boom(verb)

    to rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind

  10. Boom(verb)

    to have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly

  11. Boom(noun)

    a hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming

  12. Boom(noun)

    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

  13. Boom(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


  1. Boom

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOOM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3193

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BOOM' in Nouns Frequency: #2079

Anagrams of BOOM

  1. Mobo

  2. Moob

Translations for BOOM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a sudden increase in a business etc

a boom in the sales of TV sets.

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