1. used to suggest the sound of an explosion.
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)
- the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line
4. a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
Definition categories: man–made, pole
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
Definition categories: man–made, spar
Sentences with boom as a noun:
- The boom of the surf.
1. make a resonant sound, like artillery
- His deep voice boomed through the hall
Similar word(s): din
2. hit hard
3. be the case that thunder is being heard
Similar word(s): thunder
Definition categories: weather
4. make a deep hollow sound
- Her voice booms out the words of the song
5. grow vigorously
- business is booming
Sentences with boom as a verb:
- Thunder boomed in the distance and lightning flashes lit up the horizon.
- The cannon boomed, recoiled, and spewed a heavy smoke cloud.
- Beneath the cliff, the sea was booming on the rocks.
- I can hear the organ slowly booming from the chapel.
- Men in grey robes slowly booming the drums of death.
- If you pull this off every paper in England and America will be booming you.
- to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat
- Business was booming.
- to boom railroad or mining shares