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Boom Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    boom n
  1. a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: roar, roaring, thunder]
  2. a state of economic prosperity
  3. 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 lik an assembly line" [syn: bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce]
  4. a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set [syn: microphone boom]
  5. 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 v
  6. make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall" [syn: din]
  7. hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer" [syn: smash, nail, blast]
  8. be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed" [syn: thunder]
  9. make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song" [syn: boom out]
  10. grow stronger; "The economy was booming" [syn: prosper, thrive, get ahead, flourish, expand]
Boom Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Boom \Boom\ (b[=oo]m), n. [D. boom tree, pole, beam, bar. See Beam.]
  1. (Naut.) 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. (Mech.) 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. [Obs.]
  4. (Mil. & Naval) A strong chain cable, or line of spars

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Boom'

  • Boom: Boom may refer to: Pole or spar application : Boom (sailing), spar at the foot of a sail on a sailboat. Boom (windsurfing), a wishbone shaped ...
  • BOOM: Founded in 1997, BOOM Securities (H.K.) Limited (c 寶盛證券(香港)有限公司), is a fully licensed Broker / Dealer regulated by Securities and Futures ...
  • Boom and bust: The term boom and bust refers to a great buildup in the price of a particular commodity or, alternately, the localized rise in an economy ...
  • Boom (sailing): In sailing , a boom is a spar (pole), along the foot (bottom) of a fore and aft rigged sail , that greatly improves control of the angle ...
  • Latin American Boom: The Latin American Boom (Boom Latino americano) was a literary movement of the 1960s and 1970s when the work of a group of relatively ...
  • Sonic boom: A sonic boom is the sound associated with the shock wave s created by the supersonic flight of an aircraft . Sonic booms generate ...
  • K. Boom F.C.: K. Boom F.C. was a Belgian football club founded in 1913 as Boom Football Club in the town of Boom near Antwerp . It received the ...
  • Boom, Belgium: Boom is a municipality located in Flanders , one of the three regions of Belgium , and in the Flemish province of Antwerp . ...
  • Boom operator (media): A boom operator is an assistant of the production sound mixer . The principal responsibility of the boom operator is microphone placement ...
  • Lars Boom: Lars Anthonius Johannes Boom (born 30 December 1985) is a professional cyclo-cross and road racing cyclist who was born in Vlijmen ...

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* A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom -- it's gone. - Edward R. Murrow

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