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Meaning & Definition of Boom in English

English

Boom

/bum/

noun

1. A deep prolonged loud noise

    synonym:
  • boom
  • ,
  • roar
  • ,
  • roaring
  • ,
  • thunder

2. A state of economic prosperity

    synonym:
  • boom

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 like an assembly line"
    synonym:
  • boom
  • ,
  • bonanza
  • ,
  • gold rush
  • ,
  • gravy
  • ,
  • godsend
  • ,
  • manna from heaven
  • ,
  • windfall
  • ,
  • bunce

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

    synonym:
  • boom
  • ,
  • 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

    synonym:
  • boom

verb

1. Make a resonant sound, like artillery

  • "His deep voice boomed through the hall"
    synonym:
  • boom
  • ,
  • din

2. Hit hard

  • "He smashed a 3-run homer"
    synonym:
  • smash
  • ,
  • nail
  • ,
  • boom
  • ,
  • blast

3. Be the case that thunder is being heard

  • "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
    synonym:
  • thunder
  • ,
  • boom

4. Make a deep hollow sound

  • "Her voice booms out the words of the song"
    synonym:
  • boom
  • ,
  • boom out

5. Grow vigorously

  • "The deer population in this town is thriving"
  • "Business is booming"
    synonym:
  • boom
  • ,
  • thrive
  • ,
  • flourish
  • ,
  • expand