What does boomerang mean?

Definitions for boomerang
ˈbu məˌræŋboomerang

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boomerang, throwing stick, throw sticknoun

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

  2. backfire, boomerangverb

    a miscalculation that recoils on its maker

  3. boomerangverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. boomerangnoun

    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. boomerangverb

    To return to the starting point.

  3. boomerangverb

    To travel in a curved path.

  4. boomerangverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boomerangnoun

    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.

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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. Thomas Plante:

    As the saying goes, what goes around comes around. We live in remarkably stressful and rather apocalyptic times where stress-related difficulties create a tsunami of mental health challenges, when we are kind to others they typically are kind back to us, a positive boomerang effect, that then can lower stress, anxiety, depression, for all of us.

  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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Managing jealous people and their jealousy in your life can be one of the most difficult tasks, nonetheless it's not entirely impossible. The best cure for Jealousy is proven to be Love, because the green-eyed monster cannot simply survive in the environment that is filled with love, compassion and kindness. Only Love empowers you to boomerang Jealousy back to her source, resulting in burning the Jealous person in the fury and fire of Jealousy. Love is thus the only strongest and most effective way to tame that green-eyed monster in your world.

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