boom town


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boom town

(ˈbuːmˌtaʊn)
n
(Human Geography) a town that is enjoying sudden prosperity or has grown rapidly

boom′ town`

or boom′town`,



n.
a town that has grown very rapidly as a result of sudden prosperity.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boom town - a town enjoying sudden prosperityboom town - a town enjoying sudden prosperity  
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"
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boom town

ncittà f inv in rapidissima espansione
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Later, he meets Sheila, 71, who spent two years living in the back of her pick up truck in the oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota.
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A boom town is born in the mountains and Tom Satterfield is a founder.
Using evocative and surprising images from Gateshead Council's huge Local Studies archive, the exhibition explores some of the unusual - and now vanished - trades that helped to make Gateshead a Victorian boom town Gateshead and the surrounding area was regarded by many as an industrial powerhouse from the mid-18th Century up until the outbreak of the Second World War.
A true boom town, the good wages available in its many industries attracted people of all races.
The image of a boom town is commonly used to describe exceptional conditions through which a village suddenly becomes a city.
These are just a few examples among many of the boom towns that have gone bust in the United States, but does a boom town necessarily have to go bust?
DEAR Editor, If HS2 was really capable of delivering significant growth to the region, Coventry, with its excellent London rail connection, would be a boom town.
At the end of last month, a mentally ill man stabbed three passers-by to death and wounded five others in the southern boom town of Shenzhen, while another knifeman killed five people in Henan over land and business disputes.
WELCOME to Boom Town, a new structured reality show featuring Britain''''s most eccentric real-life people - the lives, passions and dialogue of the people in this show are, believe it or not, all entirely their own.
These document told of a boom town environment, the creation of a retail empire, and the sales of company stock which attracted some 60,000 investors--three times those though bought into the Ponzi scheme.
Played by actress Emma Hirons, Bobbi will provide a fascinating insight into what life was like 250-years-ago as the first ever commercial wet dock propelled the city into a boom town.