What does boomerang mean?

Definitions for boomerang
ˈbu məˌræŋboomerang

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word boomerang.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boomerang, throwing stick, throw stick(noun)

    a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower

  2. backfire, boomerang(verb)

    a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

  3. boomerang(verb)

    return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang

Wiktionary

  1. boomerang(Noun)

    A flat curved airfoil, that spins about an axis perpendicular to the direction of flight, that was originally used in various parts of the world as hunting weapons or, in returnable types, for sports or training.

  2. boomerang(Verb)

    To return to the starting point.

  3. boomerang(Verb)

    To travel in a curved path.

  4. boomerang(Verb)

    To return or rebound unexpectedly, especially when the result is undesired; to backfire.

  5. Origin: From the Australian Aboriginal language , bumariny.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boomerang(noun)

    a very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia and in some parts of India. It is usually a curved stick of hard wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from two to three inches wide, and half or three quarters of an inch thick. When thrown from the hand with a quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward to a considerable height, and finally taking a retrograde direction, so as to fall near the place from which it was thrown, or even far in the rear of it

Freebase

  1. Boomerang

    A boomerang is a thrown tool, typically constructed as a flat aerofoil, that is designed to spin about an axis perpendicular to the direction of its flight. A returning boomerang is designed to circle back to the thrower. Boomerangs have been historically used for hunting, as well as sport, and entertainment. They are commonly thought of as an Australian icon.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Boomerang

    a missile of hard curved wood used by the Australian aborigines of 2½ ft. long; a deadly weapon, so constructed that, though thrown forward, it takes a whirling course upwards till it stops, when it returns with a swoop and falls in the rear of the thrower.

CrunchBase

  1. Boomerang

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Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. boomerang

    A very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia. It is made of hard wood, usually from 20 to 30 inches in length, from 2 to 3 inches wide, and 1⁄2 or 3⁄4 of an inch thick. It is curved or bent in the middle at an angle of from 100° to 140°. When thrown from the hand with a quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward to a considerable height, and finally taking a retrograde direction, so as to fall near the place from which it was thrown, or even very far in the rear of it.

How to pronounce boomerang?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say boomerang in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boomerang in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boomerang in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of boomerang in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    La gestion des personnes jalouses et leur jalousie dans votre vie peut être l'une des tâches les plus difficiles, néanmoins il est pas tout à fait impossible. Le meilleur remède pour la jalousie est prouvé être l'amour, parce que le monstre aux yeux verts ne peut pas simplement survivre dans l'environnement qui est rempli d'amour, de compassion et de bonté. Seul l'amour vous autorise pour Boomerang jalousie retour à son origine, résultant en brûlant la personne jalouse dans la fureur et le feu de la jalousie. l'amour est donc le seul moyen le plus fort et le plus efficace d'apprivoiser ce monstre aux yeux verts dans votre monde. - Deo.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Unforgivingness, hatred, sadness, bitterness and other habits like that do come home to roost i.e. they eventually affect the doer(s) adversely (boomerang). Thus, break or kick the habits in question. I mean, desist/abstain from all of the above habits.

  3. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    I'd like to warn Russia, which is giving air support to the YPG in its advance on Azaz, not to use this terrorist group against the innocent people of Syria and Turkey, russia condemned yesterday's attack, but it is not enough. All those who intend to use terrorist organizations as proxies should know that this game of terror will turn around like a boomerang and hit them first.

  4. David Bossie:

    I believe that the overreach that Democrats will show every American will have a boomerang effect. There could be some political benefit to The President when the American people are educated as to the ridiculous nature of what they are doing, it energizes our base, but it also speaks directly to those very few people in the middle in those very important swing states.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If you are a guillotine producer, watch out your head; because wickedness is a boomerang.

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