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]
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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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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.
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.
Here they're just doing their own thing and far from all living in Boom Town seem to inhabit different parts of the country.
BOOM TOWN (10pm BBC Three) THIS odd new series bills itself as a structured reality show, but this first episode is more comedy sketch show as we're introduced to some real people with unusual passions and hobbies.
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.
Durham County Council plans to turn Durham City into an economic a boom town using Aykley Heads as a major business hub, with nearly pounds 100m spent on new roads and thousands of new homes built on green belt land to attract investment into the region.
Palace officials outlined the couple's itinerary: They will visit Canada's capital, Ottawa and the surrounding region; Montreal and Quebec City in the francophone province of Quebec; Charlottetown and Summerside on Prince Edward Island; the Northwest Territories capital of Yellowknife and the oil boom town of Calgary, Alberta.
Cirque Mechanics presents Boom Town, a story set in the 1865 mining town of Rosebud.