Associations to the word «Boom»


BOOM, verb. To make a loud, resonant sound.
BOOM, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) (of speech) To exclaim with force, to shout, to thunder.
BOOM, verb. (transitive) To make something boom.
BOOM, verb. (slang) (US) (obsolete) To publicly praise.
BOOM, verb. To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.
BOOM, noun. A low-pitched, resonant sound, such as of an explosion.
BOOM, noun. One of the calls of certain monkeys or birds.
BOOM, interjection. Used to suggest the sound of an explosion.
BOOM, noun. (nautical) A spar extending the foot of a sail; a spar rigged outboard from a ship's side to which boats are secured in harbour.
BOOM, noun. A movable pole used to support a microphone or camera.
BOOM, noun. A horizontal member of a crane or derrick, used for lifting.
BOOM, noun. (electronics) The longest element of a Yagi antenna, on which the other, smaller ones, are transversally mounted.
BOOM, noun. A floating barrier used to obstruct navigation, for military or other purposes; or used for the containment of an oil spill.
BOOM, noun. A wishbone shaped piece of windsurfing equipment.
BOOM, noun. The section of the arm on a backhoe closest to the tractor.
BOOM, verb. To extend, or push, with a boom or pole.
BOOM, noun. (economics) (business) A period of prosperity, growth, progress, or high market activity.
BOOM, verb. (intransitive) To flourish, grow, or progress.
BOOM, verb. (transitive) (dated) To cause to advance rapidly in price.
BOOM, proper noun. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Boudewijn Karel Boom (1903-1980).
BOOM AND BUST, noun. (economics) (finance) (business) A pattern of high prices in a given market or in the entire economy followed by ruinously low prices, falling production, and bankruptcies by producers.
BOOM BAP, noun. (music) A style/sub-genre of hip hop characterized by hard-hitting drums, usually containing the kick drum/snare drum/hi-hat combination rather than claps, snaps, TR-808 bass drums, cowbells, shakers, and various other percussion sounds used for rhythm.
BOOM BOX, noun. A powerful portable audio system for listening collectively to recorded or broadcast sound.
BOOM BOXES, noun. Plural of boom box
BOOM PIPE, noun. (music) (Caribbean) A musical instrument made from a piece of pipe blown in one end to provide the bass in the folk music traditions of Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat.
BOOM PIPES, noun. Plural of boom pipe
BOOM TOWN, noun. A community that experiences sudden and rapid growth.
BOOM VANG, noun. (nautical) A line or piston system on a sailboat used to exert downward force on the boom and thus control the shape of the sail; a martingale
BOOM VANGS, noun. Plural of boom vang

Dictionary definition

BOOM, noun. A deep prolonged loud noise.
BOOM, noun. A state of economic prosperity.
BOOM, noun. 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".
BOOM, noun. A pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set.
BOOM, noun. 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.
BOOM, verb. Make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall".
BOOM, verb. Hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer".
BOOM, verb. Be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed".
BOOM, verb. Make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song".
BOOM, verb. Grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.