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boom

noun

1 boom

A deep prolonged loud noise.

synonyms: roar, roaring, thunder.

Roget 717: defense, protection, guard, ward; shielding etc. v.; propugnation, preservation etc. 670; guardianship.    area defense; ... show more

Roget 706: prevention, preclusion, obstruction, stoppage; embolus, embolism [Med.]; infarct [Med.]; interruption, interception, interclusion; hindrance, impedition; retardment, ... show more

Roget 406: snap etc. v.; rapping etc. v.; decrepitation, crepitation; report, thud; burst, explosion, blast, boom, ... show more

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more

Roget 404: loudness, power; loud noise, din; blare; clang, clangor; clatter, noise, bombilation, roar, uproar, racket, ... show more

Dutch: geloei
Polish: huk, łoskot



2 boom

A state of economic prosperity.

Dutch: hoogconjunctuur
Polish: faza rozkwitu

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.

synonyms: bonanza, bunce, godsend, gold rush, gravy, manna from heaven, windfall.

Dutch: buitenkans, buitenkansje, explosie, godsgeschenk, kaan, saus
Polish: manna z nieba

4 boom

A pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set.

synonym: microphone boom.

Polish: mikrofon na tyczce, mikrofon na żurawiu

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.

Polish: bom, bum

verb

1 boom

Make a resonant sound, like artillery:
— His deep voice boomed through the hall.

synonym: din.

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Roget 267: sail; put to sea etc. (depart) 293; take ship, get under way; set sail, spread sail, spread canvas; gather way, have way on; make sail, ... show more

Dutch: donderen, dreunen

2 boom

Hit hard.

synonyms: blast, nail, smash.

Roget 406: rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, ... show more

3 boom

Be the case that thunder is being heard.

synonym: thunder.

Roget 404: be loud etc. adj.; peal, swell, clang, boom, thunder, blare, fulminate, roar; resound etc. ... show more

Dutch: donderen, onweren

4 boom

Make a deep hollow sound:
— Her voice booms out the words of the song.

synonym: boom out.

5 boom

Grow vigorously:
— Business is booming.

synonyms: expand, flourish, thrive.

Dutch: bloeien, floreren


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