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BOOM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boom mean? 

BOOM (noun)
  The noun BOOM has 5 senses:

1. a deep prolonged loud noise
2. a state of economic prosperity
3. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
4. a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
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

  Familiarity information: BOOM used as a noun is common.


BOOM (verb)
  The verb BOOM has 5 senses:

1. make a resonant sound, like artillery
2. hit hard
3. be the case that thunder is being heard
4. make a deep hollow sound
5. grow stronger

  Familiarity information: BOOM used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOOM (noun)


Sense 1boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deep prolonged loud noise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

boom; roar; roaring; thunder

Hypernyms ("boom" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))


Sense 2boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of economic prosperity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("boom" is a kind of...):

prosperity (an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment)


Sense 3boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

gold rush; godsend; bunce; bonanza; gravy; manna from heaven; windfall; boom

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("boom" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)


Sense 4boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

microphone boom; boom

Hypernyms ("boom" is a kind of...):

pole (a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic)


Sense 5boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("boom" is a kind of...):

spar (a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging)

Holonyms ("boom" is a part of...):

sailing ship; sailing vessel (a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts)


BOOM (verb)


Sense 1boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a resonant sound, like artillery

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

boom; din

Context example:

His deep voice boomed through the hall

Hypernyms (to "boom" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

Cars boom in the streets
The streets boom with cars


Sense 2boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hit hard

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

smash; blast; boom; nail

Context example:

He smashed a 3-run homer

Hypernyms (to "boom" is one way to...):

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be the case that thunder is being heard

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Synonyms:

boom; thunder

Context example:

Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed

"Boom" entails doing...:

storm (blow hard)

Sentence frame:

It is ----ing

Sentence examples:

It was booming all day long
The business is going to boom


Sense 4boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a deep hollow sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

boom out; boom

Context example:

Her voice booms out the words of the song

Hypernyms (to "boom" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5boom [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grow stronger

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

thrive; flourish; prosper; get ahead; expand; boom

Context example:

The economy was booming

Hypernyms (to "boom" is one way to...):

grow (become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "boom"):

revive (be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength)

luxuriate (thrive profusely or flourish extensively)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The business is going to boom


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