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boom 1

 (bo͞om)
v. boomed, boom·ing, booms
v.intr.
1. To make a deep, resonant sound.
2. To grow, develop, or progress rapidly; flourish: Business is booming.
v.tr.
1. To utter or give forth with a deep, resonant sound: a field commander booming out orders.
2. To cause to grow or flourish; boost.
n.
1. A deep resonant sound, as of an explosion.
2. A time of economic prosperity.
3. A sudden increase, as in popularity.

[Middle English bomben, imitative of a loud noise.]

boom′y adj.

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boom 2

 (bo͞om)
n.
1. Nautical A long spar extending from a mast to hold or extend the foot of a sail.
2. A long pole extending upward at an angle from the mast of a derrick to support or guide objects being lifted or suspended.
3.
a. A barrier composed of a chain of floating logs enclosing other free-floating logs, typically used to catch floating debris or to obstruct passage.
b. A floating barrier serving to contain an oil spill.
4. A long movable arm used to maneuver and support a microphone.
5.
a. A spar that connects the tail surfaces and the main structure of an airplane.
b. A long hollow tube attached to a tanker aircraft, through which fuel flows to another aircraft being refueled in flight.
tr.v. boomed, boom·ing, booms
To move or position using a crane: boomed the cargo onto the ship.
Idiom:
drop/lower the boom
To act suddenly and forcefully to repress a practice or reprimand an offender; crack down.

[Dutch, tree, pole, from Middle Dutch; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

boom

(buːm)
vb
1. to make a deep prolonged resonant sound, as of thunder or artillery fire
2. (Commerce) to prosper or cause to prosper vigorously and rapidly: business boomed.
n
3. a deep prolonged resonant sound: the boom of the sea.
4. (Zoology) the cry of certain animals, esp the bittern
5. (Economics) a period of high economic growth characterized by rising wages, profits, and prices, full employment, and high levels of investment, trade, and other economic activity. Compare depression5
6. any similar period of high activity
7. the activity itself: a baby boom.
[C15: perhaps from Dutch bommen, of imitative origin]

boom

(buːm)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) nautical a spar to which a sail is fastened to control its position relative to the wind
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a beam or spar pivoting at the foot of the mast of a derrick, controlling the distance from the mast at which a load is lifted or lowered
3. (Film) a pole, usually extensible, carrying an overhead microphone and projected over a film or television set
4. (Forestry)
a. a barrier across a waterway, usually consisting of a chain of connected floating logs, to confine free-floating logs, protect a harbour from attack, etc
b. the area so barred off
[C16: from Dutch boom tree, beam]

boom1

(bum)
v.i.
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.
v.t.
4. to announce or give forth with a booming sound (often fol. by out).
5. to boost; campaign for vigorously.
n.
6. a deep, prolonged, resonant sound.
7. the resonant cry of a bird or animal.
8. a rapid increase in sales, development, etc.
9. a period of rapid economic growth, prosperity, high wages and prices, and relatively full employment.
[1400–50; late Middle English bombon, bummyn to buzz]
boom′ing•ly, adv.

boom2

(bum)
n.
1. any of various spars or poles projecting from a ship's mast and used to extend sails, handle cargo, etc.
2. a chain, cable, etc., serving to obstruct navigation.
3. a spar or beam projecting from the mast of a derrick for supporting or guiding the weights to be lifted.
4. (on a motion-picture or television stage) a spar or beam on a mobile crane for holding or manipulating a microphone or camera.
v.t.
5. to manipulate (an object) by or as if by means of a crane or derrick.
Idioms:
lower the boom, to act decisively to punish wrongdoing.
[1635–45; < Dutch: tree, pole, beam]

boom

- From Dutch, originally a long beam or pole.
See also related terms for pole.

Boom

 a fixed line of floating timber, 1702.

boom


Past participle: boomed
Gerund: booming

Imperative
boom
boom
Present
I boom
you boom
he/she/it booms
we boom
you boom
they boom
Preterite
I boomed
you boomed
he/she/it boomed
we boomed
you boomed
they boomed
Present Continuous
I am booming
you are booming
he/she/it is booming
we are booming
you are booming
they are booming
Present Perfect
I have boomed
you have boomed
he/she/it has boomed
we have boomed
you have boomed
they have boomed
Past Continuous
I was booming
you were booming
he/she/it was booming
we were booming
you were booming
they were booming
Past Perfect
I had boomed
you had boomed
he/she/it had boomed
we had boomed
you had boomed
they had boomed
Future
I will boom
you will boom
he/she/it will boom
we will boom
you will boom
they will boom
Future Perfect
I will have boomed
you will have boomed
he/she/it will have boomed
we will have boomed
you will have boomed
they will have boomed
Future Continuous
I will be booming
you will be booming
he/she/it will be booming
we will be booming
you will be booming
they will be booming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been booming
you have been booming
he/she/it has been booming
we have been booming
you have been booming
they have been booming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been booming
you will have been booming
he/she/it will have been booming
we will have been booming
you will have been booming
they will have been booming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been booming
you had been booming
he/she/it had been booming
we had been booming
you had been booming
they had been booming
Conditional
I would boom
you would boom
he/she/it would boom
we would boom
you would boom
they would boom
Past Conditional
I would have boomed
you would have boomed
he/she/it would have boomed
we would have boomed
you would have boomed
they would have boomed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boom - a deep prolonged loud noiseboom - a deep prolonged loud noise    
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.boom - a state of economic prosperity
prosperity - an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
3.boom - 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"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
4.boom - a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv setboom - a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
pole - a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
5.boom - 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
sailing ship, sailing vessel - a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
spar - a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
Verb1.boom - make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.boom - hit hardboom - hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
hit - deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face"
3.boom - be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
4.boom - make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
5.boom - grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
revive - be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; "Interest in ESP revived"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
luxuriate - thrive profusely or flourish extensively

boom

noun
2. bang, report, shot, crash, clash, blast, burst, explosion, roar, thunder, rumble, clap, peal, detonation The stillness of the night was broken by the boom of a cannon.
verb
1. increase, flourish, grow, develop, succeed, expand, strengthen, do well, swell, thrive, intensify, prosper, burgeon, spurt Lipstick sales have boomed even more.
increase fall, fail, crash, slump
2. bang, roll, crash, blast, echo, drum, explode, roar, thunder, rumble, resound, reverberate, peal Thunder boomed like battlefield cannons over Crooked Mountain.

boom

verb
1. To make a continuous deep reverberating sound:
2. To make an earsplitting explosive noise:
3. To do or fare well:
Slang: score.
Idioms: get somewhere, go great guns, go strong.
noun
An earsplitting, explosive noise:
Translations
ازدِهارٌ اقتِصاديهَدير، دَوي، قَصْفيُدَوّي، يَهْدُر، يَقْصِفيَزْدَهِر
duněníduněthřímáníhřímatprudce stoupat
boombragedrøndrøneopsving
jyristäkorkeasuhdannekukoistaapamauspum
drunadrynjauppsveifla, skyndileg aukningvera í uppgangi
bumsdunētdunoņastrauji augtuzplaukums
boomprosperować
birden artışbirden artmakgümbürdemekgümbürtügürleme

boom

1 [buːm] N
1. (Naut) → botalón m, botavara f
2. (across harbour) → barrera f
3. [of crane] → aguilón m; [of microphone] → jirafa f

boom

2 [buːm]
A. N [of guns] → estruendo m, estampido m; [of thunder] → retumbo m, trueno m
B. VI [voice, radio] (also boom out) → resonar, retumbar; [sea] → bramar; [gun] → tronar, retumbar
C. VT (also boom out) → tronar

boom

3 [buːm]
A. N (in an industry) → auge m, boom m; (= period of growth) → expansión f
in boom conditionsen condiciones de prosperidad repentina
B. VI [prices] → estar en alza; [commodity] → tener mucha demanda; [industry, town] → gozar de un boom, estar en auge
business is boomingel negocio está en auge
C. CPD boom economy Neconomía f de alza
boom market Nmercado m de alza
boom town Nciudad f beneficiaria del auge

boom

[ˈbuːm]
n
(= noise) → grondement m
(= busy period) → boom m
vi (= make a loud noise) → gronder
[business, economy] → prospérer; [sales] → monter en flèche
boom out
virésonner
vthurlerboom box n (US)ghetto-blaster m

boom

:
boom box
n (US inf) → Gettoblaster m (inf)
boom-bust
adj (Econ) → Konjunktur-; the boom pattern of the economy in recent yearsder Konjunkturzyklus der Wirtschaft in den letzten Jahren; property is a boom businessImmobilien sind ein Konjunkturgeschäft; boom cycleKreislauf mvon Hochkonjunktur und Rezession, Konjunkturzyklus m

boom

:
boom microphone
nMikrofon ntor Mikrophon ntam Galgen
boom-slump
adj boom cycleKonjunktur-Zyklus m
boom town
nGoldgräberstadt f

boom

1
n
(= barrier, across river etc) → Sperre f; (at factory gate etc) → Schranke f
(Naut) → Baum m
(Tech, also derrick boom) → Ladebaum m; (= jib of crane)Ausleger m
(for microphone) → Galgen m

boom

2
n (of sea, waves, wind)Brausen nt; (of thunder)Hallen nt; (of guns)Donnern nt; (of organ, voice)Dröhnen nt
vi
(sea, wind)brausen; (thunder)hallen
(organ, person, voice: also boom out) → dröhnen; (guns)donnern
interjbum

boom

3
vi (trade, sales)einen Aufschwung nehmen, boomen (inf); (prices)anziehen, in die Höhe schnellen; business is boomingdas Geschäft blüht or floriert
n (of business, fig) → Boom m, → Aufschwung m; (= period of economic growth)Hochkonjunktur f; (of prices)Preissteigerung f; to undergo a sudden boomeinen plötzlichen Aufschwung nehmen or erfahren

boom

1 [buːm]
1. n (in prices, shares) → forte incremento; (of product) → boom m inv, improvvisa popolarità; (of sales) → esplosione f; (period of growth) → boom (economico)
2. vi (trade) → andare a gonfie vele; (sales) → aumentare vertiginosamente; (industry, town) → essere in forte espansione, svilupparsi enormemente

boom

2 [buːm]
1. n (of guns, thunder) → rombo, rimbombo; (deeper) → boato
2. vi (voice, radio, sea) (also boom out) → rimbombare; (gun) → tuonare
3. vt (also boom out) → urlare con voce tonante

boom

3 [buːm] n (Naut) → boma; (of crane) → braccio; (across harbour) → sbarramento; (of microphone) → giraffa

boom1

(buːm) noun
a sudden increase in a business etc. a boom in the sales of TV sets.
verb
to increase suddenly (and profitably). Business is booming this week.

boom2

(buːm) verb
(often with out) to make a hollow sound, like a large drum or gun. His voice boomed out over the loudspeaker.
noun
such a sound.
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As carefully as possible they descended this, the rain continuing to fall, the wind to blow, the lightning to sizzle all about them and the thunder to boom in their ears.
Whenever the dancers paused to change partners or to catch breath, he would boom out softly, `Who's that goin' back on me?
The prodigious strain upon the main-sail had parted the weather-sheet, and the tremendous boom was now flying from side to side, completely sweeping the entire after part of the deck.
Good old ques- tionable stories were told that made the tears run down and cavernous mouths stand wide and the round bellies shake with laughter; and questionable songs were bellowed out in a mighty chorus that drowned the boom of the tolling bells.
The people went mad for pride in him, and joy and delight, and you couldn't hear yourself think, for the roar and boom and crash of applause.
A beautiful air ran through the music, without ceasing, sometimes loud and strong, sometimes so soft that it could hardly be distinguished--but it was always there; it swung grandly along through the shrill whistling of the storm-wind, the rattling patter of the rain, and the boom and crash of the thunder; it wound soft and low through the lesser sounds, the distant ones, such as the throbbing of the convent bell, the melodious winding of the hunter's horn, the distressed bayings of his dogs, and the solemn chanting of the monks; it rose again, with a jubilant ring, and mingled itself with the country songs and dances of the peasants assembled in the convent hall to cheer up the rescued huntsman while he ate his supper.
Well, after a long time I heard the clock away off in the town go boom -- boom -- boom -- twelve licks; and all still again -- stiller than ever.
He was hardly in his grave before the boom collapsed and left his envied young devil of an heir a pauper.
There was a long silence, profound and unbroken; then a deep, sullen boom came floating down out of the distance.
Flashing weapons, blazing torches, smoking waggonloads of wet straw, hard work at neighbouring barricades in all directions, shrieks, volleys, execrations, bravery without stint, boom smash and rattle, and the furious sounding of the living sea; but, still the deep ditch, and the single drawbridge, and the massive stone walls, and the eight great towers, and still Defarge of the wine-shop at his gun, grown doubly hot by the service of Four fierce hours.
In effect, we had not walked many yards further, when the wellremembered boom came towards us, deadened by the mist, and heavily rolled away along the low grounds by the river, as if it were pursuing and threatening the fugitives.
Once or twice he could feel Kala Nag and all the others surge forward a few strides, and the thumping would change to the crushing sound of juicy green things being bruised, but in a minute or two the boom of feet on hard earth began again.