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  • n  a deep prolonged loud noise
  • n  a state of economic prosperity
  • n  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
  • n  a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
  • n  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
  • v  make a resonant sound, like artillery
    His deep voice boomed through the hall
  • v  hit hard
  • v  be the case that thunder is being heard
  • v  make a deep hollow sound
    Her voice booms out the words of the song
  • v  grow vigorously
    business is booming

  • Boom, Ka-boom! Panicked by a faltering buyout deal and a whiff of inflation, the stock market posts its worst loss since the '87 crash and provokes fears of a bearish season to .
  • By last spring the housing boom had turned into something close to a bust.
News & Articles


  • Vice President Dick Cheney in TVNZ
    At 10am I heard a loud boom,Cheney said.
  • Jeffrey Immelt in Forbes
    Every place we went, there's a need for power, there's a need for planes, and there's just no signs that this global infrastructure boom is slowing at all,chief executive Jeff Immelt told investors in a conference call.
  • John Gieve in 940 News
    The unavoidable correction after the credit boom is proving protracted and difficult,Deputy Governor John Gieve said in the report. "However the pricing of risk in credit markets seems to have swung from being unsustainably low last summer...

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