booming booming  /ˈbu mɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) very lively and profitable
  2. (adj) used of the voice

Usage(s):

  • It is not entirely surprising that Second Life is a booming enterprise.

News

  1. Justices to rule soon on divisive voting rights case

    Columbiana, Alabama (CNN) - Shelby County is booming. The Birmingham suburb is lined with strip malls, subdivisions, and small factories, in what was once sleepy farmland. The population has grown fivefold since 1970 to about 200,000. Change is afoot in this bedroom community, at least on the surface. But the federal government thinks an underlying […]
    on June 23, 2013     Source: CNN Political Ticker

  2. Researchers have high hopes for hops grown in Ohio

    Ohio’s booming craft-beer industry is creating a demand for locally grown hops, and Ohio State University researchers are working to make the key brewing ingredient available here.A century ago, hops commonly were grown in Ohio, before pests and other problems forced production west, where most growing remains today.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Columbus Dispatch

  3. Global Expansion? We'd Rather Stick With Russia: MTS

    Relaxed legislation and booming profits are just two reasons why Russia's biggest mobile service provider will not bother expanding into other countries, the firm's chief executive told CNBC.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNBC

Quotes

  1. "With Senator Ted Kennedy's booming voice in our ears -- with his passion in our hearts -- we say, as he said: The work goes on, the cause endures," Reid said.
    on Dec 24, 2009 By: Harry Reid Source: AFP

  2. "Afghanistan has an elected government, but it is undermined by corruption and has difficulty delivering basic services to its people," Obama said. "The economy is undercut by a booming narcotics trade that encouraged criminality and funds...
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. Washington, who initially used the epithet during an onset clash with a co-star, told Newsweek magazine that "someone heard the booming voice of a black man and got really scared and that was the beginning of the end for me."
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Isaiah Washington Source: Forbes

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