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English noun: boom

1. boom (event) a deep prolonged loud noise

Synonymsroar, roaring, thunder

Broader (hypernym)noise

2. boom (state) a state of economic prosperity

Broader (hypernym)prosperity

3. boom (event) a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)

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

Synonymsbonanza, bunce, godsend, gold rush, gravy, manna from heaven, windfall

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

4. boom (artifact) a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set

Synonymsmicrophone boom

Broader (hypernym)pole

5. boom (artifact) 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

Broader (hypernym)spar

Part meronymsailing ship, sailing vessel

English verb: boom

1. boom (perception) make a resonant sound, like artillery

SamplesHis deep voice boomed through the hall.

ExamplesCars boom in the streets , The streets boom with cars


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

2. boom (contact) hit hard

SamplesHe smashed a 3-run homer.

Synonymsblast, nail, smash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)hit

3. boom (weather) be the case that thunder is being heard

SamplesWhenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed.

ExamplesIt was booming all day long , The business is going to boom


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


4. boom (perception) make a deep hollow sound

SamplesHer voice booms out the words of the song.

Synonymsboom out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

5. boom (change) grow vigorously

SamplesThe deer population in this town is thriving.
Business is booming.

ExamplesThe business is going to boom

Synonymsexpand, flourish, thrive

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)grow

Narrower (hyponym)luxuriate, revive

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