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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

(boom is a kind of ...) a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

(... is part of boom) a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts

Definition 2: a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for boom in the sense of this definition

(boom is a kind of ...) a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

Definition 3: a deep prolonged loud noise - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for boom in the sense of this definition

(boom is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 4: a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where boom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for boom in the sense of this definition

(boom is a kind of ...) an event that happens

Definition 5: a state of economic prosperity - [noun denoting state]

(boom is a kind of ...) an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment

Definition 6: grow vigorously - [verb of change]

Samples where boom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The deer population in this town is thriving
  • business is booming

Synonyms for boom in the sense of this definition

(boom is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

(... is a kind of boom ) be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength

"Interest in ESP revived"

(... is a kind of boom ) thrive profusely or flourish extensively

Definition 7: hit hard - [verb of contact]

Samples where boom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He smashed a 3-run homer

Synonyms for boom in the sense of this definition

(boom is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 8: make a resonant sound, like artillery - [verb of perception]

Samples where boom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His deep voice boomed through the hall

Synonyms for boom in the sense of this definition

(boom is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 9: make a deep hollow sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where boom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her voice booms out the words of the song

Synonyms for boom in the sense of this definition

(boom is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 10: be the case that thunder is being heard - [verb of weather]

Samples where boom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed

Synonyms for boom in the sense of this definition

(boom implies ...) blow hard

"It was storming all night"

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