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boom1 British & World English

A loud, deep, resonant sound

boom2 British & World English

A period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth

boom3 British & World English

A pivoted spar to which the foot of a vessel’s sail is attached, allowing the angle of the sail to be changed

boom English Thesaurus

she heard the boom of the waves on the rocks below

boom boom British & World English

An exclamation made after delivering the punchline of a joke

baby boom British & World English

A temporary marked increase in the birth rate, especially the one following the Second World War

boom box British & World English

A large portable radio and cassette player capable of powerful sound

boom town British & World English

A town undergoing rapid growth due to sudden prosperity

jib boom British & World English

A spar run out forward as an extension of the bowsprit

tail boom British & World English

A main spar of several making up the longitudinal framework carrying the tail of an aeroplane when not supported by the fuselage

sonic boom British & World English

A loud explosive noise caused by the shock wave from an aircraft or other object travelling faster than the speed of sound

boom and bust British & World English

A situation in which a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth is abruptly followed by one of economic decline

lower the boom on British & World English

Treat (someone) severely

boom boom in boom1 British & World English

An exclamation made after delivering the punchline of a joke

kaboom British & World English

Used to represent the sound of a loud explosion

boomburb British & World English

An outlying residential district of a city that is expanding rapidly

boom vang in vang British & World English

A fitting used to pull a boat’s boom down and help control the shape of the sail

boom or bust in boom and bust British & World English

A situation in which a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth is abruptly followed by one of economic decline

bada bing British & World English

Used to emphasize that something will happen effortlessly and predictably