What does BOOM mean?

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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"

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Boom

    bōōm, n. a pole by which a sail is stretched: a chain or bar stretched across a harbour. [Dut. boom, a beam, a tree.]

  2. Boom

    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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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOOM in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BOOM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. cassandra enge:

    Get a life, sonic boom

  2. Ed Walton:

    we heard a muffled boom

  3. Alexander Vinokourov:

    Dutchman Lars Boom will take the start.

  4. Mario Lewis of West Greenwich:

    It was like an M-80 boom, like a grenade.

  5. Matt Bekier:

    This is going to be the next mining boom.

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Translations for BOOM

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • فقاعةArabic
  • бумтеж, гик, бум, боботя, плаващ бараж, буча, бръмчене, стрела, разцветBulgarian
  • boomCatalan, Valencian
  • boomDanish
  • Dröhnen, Baum, Ausleger, Boom, AufschwungGerman
  • bum, boom, retumbarSpanish
  • jyristä, puomi, pamaus, korkeasuhdanneFinnish
  • mat, boum, bôme, boomFrench
  • bumaile, crann scóide, borradh, bum, borradh trádálaIrish
  • bomaItalian
  • ブームJapanese
  • Korean
  • BUTIOLatin
  • 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
  • BoomTurkish

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