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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


Synonymsdin


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


Synonymsthunder


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Entailstorm

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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