Definitions for boom

Definitions for (noun) boom

Main entry: boom

Definition: 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

Main entry: boom, microphone boom

Definition: a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set

Main entry: thunder, boom, roar, roaring

Definition: a deep prolonged loud noise

Main entry: windfall, manna from heaven, godsend, gold rush, gravy, bonanza, boom, bunce

Definition: a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

Usage: the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line

Main entry: boom

Definition: a state of economic prosperity

Definitions for (verb) boom

Main entry: boom, flourish, expand, thrive

Definition: grow vigorously

Usage: The deer population in this town is thriving; business is booming

Main entry: blast, boom, smash, nail

Definition: hit hard

Usage: He smashed a 3-run homer

Main entry: boom, boom out

Definition: make a deep hollow sound

Usage: Her voice booms out the words of the song

Main entry: boom, din

Definition: make a resonant sound, like artillery

Usage: His deep voice boomed through the hall

Main entry: boom, thunder

Definition: be the case that thunder is being heard

Usage: Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed

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