Definition of Boom

1. Noun. A deep prolonged loud noise.

Exact synonyms: Roar, Roaring, Thunder
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Roar, Roar, Thunder, Thunder, Thunder, Thunderous

2. Verb. Make a resonant sound, like artillery. "The streets boom with cars "; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"
Exact synonyms: Din
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Din

3. Noun. A state of economic prosperity.
Generic synonyms: Prosperity

4. Verb. Hit hard. "He smashed a 3-run homer"
Exact synonyms: Blast, Nail, Smash
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Blast, Smash, Smasher

5. 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"

6. Verb. Be the case that thunder is being heard. "It was booming all day long "; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
Exact synonyms: Thunder
Entails: Storm
Derivative terms: Thunder

7. Noun. A pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set.
Exact synonyms: Microphone Boom
Generic synonyms: Pole

8. Verb. Make a deep hollow sound. "Her voice booms out the words of the song"
Exact synonyms: Boom Out
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

9. Noun. 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.
Group relationships: Sailing Ship, Sailing Vessel
Generic synonyms: Spar

10. Verb. Grow vigorously. "The business is going to boom "; "Business is booming"
Exact synonyms: Expand, Flourish, Thrive
Specialized synonyms: Revive, Luxuriate
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Expansible

Definition of Boom

1. n. 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. v. t. To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.

3. v. i. To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.

4. n. A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.

5. v. t. 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.

Definition of Boom

1. Verb. To make a loud, resonant sound. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) (figuratively of speech) To exclaim with force, to shout, to thunder. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make something boom. ¹

4. Verb. (slang US obsolete) To publicly praise. ¹

5. Noun. A low-pitched, resonant sound, such as of an explosion. ¹

6. Noun. One of the calls of certain monkeys or birds. ¹

7. Interjection. (non-gloss definition used to suggest the sound of an explosion.) ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) A spar extending the foot of a sail; a spar rigged outboard from a ship's side to which boats are secured in harbour. ¹

9. Noun. A movable pole used to support a microphone or camera. ¹

10. Noun. A horizontal member of a crane or derrick, used for lifting. ¹

11. Noun. (electronics) The longest element of a Yagi antenna, on which the other, smaller ones, are transversally mounted. ¹

12. Noun. A floating barrier used to obstruct navigation, for military or other purposes; or used for the containment of an oil spill. ¹

13. Noun. A wishbone shaped piece of windsurfing equipment. ¹

14. Noun. The arm of a crane (mechanical lifting machine). ¹

15. Noun. The section of the arm on a backhoe closest to the tractor. ¹

16. Noun. A temporary floating barrier, such as one used to contain an oil spill. ¹

17. Noun. (economics business) A period of prosperity or high market activity. ¹

18. Verb. (intransitive) To be prosperous. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive dated) To cause to advance rapidly in price. ¹

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Definition of Boom

1. to make a deep, resonant sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Boom

1. 1. 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. 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. A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor. 4. 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. A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc, from floating away. Boom iron, one of the iron rings on the yards through which the studding-sail booms traverse. The booms, that space on the upper deck of a ship between the foremast and mainmast, where the boats, spare spars, etc, are stowed. Origin: D. Boom tree, pole, beam, bar. See Beam. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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