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Boom

Pronunciation: bŌm
n.1.(Naut.) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.
2.(Mech.) A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended.
3.A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor.
4.(Mil. & Naval) A strong chain cable, or line of spars bound together, extended across a river or the mouth of a harbor, to obstruct navigation or passage.
5.(Lumbering) A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away.
Boom iron
one of the iron rings on the yards through which the studding-sail booms traverse.
The booms
that space on the upper deck of a ship between the foremast and mainmast, where the boats, spare spars, etc., are stowed.
- Totten.
v. t.1.(Naut.) To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.
v. i.1.To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.
[imp. & p. p. Boomed ( ), p. pr. & vb. n. Booming.]
At eve the beetle boometh
Athwart the thicket lone.
- Tennyson.
2.To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.
Alarm guns booming through the night air.
- W. Irving.
3.To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.
She comes booming down before it.
- Totten.
4.To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.
n.1.A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.
2.A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; - applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee.
v. t.1.To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a "boom" for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator.
Noun1.Boomboom - a deep prolonged loud noise
Synonyms: roar, roaring, thunder
2.boom - a state of economic prosperity
3.boom - 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 lik an assembly line"
4.Boomboom - a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
Synonyms: microphone boom
5.boom - 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
Verb1.boom - make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"
Synonyms: din
2.boom - hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
Synonyms: smash, blast, nail
3.boom - be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
Synonyms: thunder
4.boom - make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"
Synonyms: boom out
5.boom - grow stronger; "The economy was booming"
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