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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boom  \Boom\  (b[=oo]m),  n.  [D.  boom  tree,  pole,  beam,  bar.  See 
  {Beam}.] 
  1.  (Naut.)  A  long  pole  or  spar,  run  out  for  the  purpose  of 
  extending  the  bottom  of  a  particular  sail;  as  the  jib 
  boom,  the  studding-sail  boom,  etc 
 
  2.  (Mech.)  A  long  spar  or  beam,  projecting  from  the  mast  of  a 
  derrick,  from  the  outer  end  of  which  the  body  to  be  lifted 
  is  suspended. 
 
  3.  A  pole  with  a  conspicuous  top  set  up  to  mark  the  channel 
  in  a  river  or  harbor.  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  (Mil.  &  Naval)  A  strong  chain  cable,  or  line  of  spars 
  bound  together,  extended  across  a  river  or  the  mouth  of  a 
  harbor,  to  obstruct  navigation  or  passage. 
 
  5.  (Lumbering)  A  line  of  connected  floating  timbers  stretched 
  across  a  river,  or  inclosing  an  area  of  water,  to  keep  saw 
  logs,  etc.,  from  floating  away 
 
  {Boom  iron},  one  of  the  iron  rings  on  the  yards  through  which 
  the  studding-sail  booms  traverse. 
 
  {The  booms},  that  space  on  the  upper  deck  of  a  ship  between 
  the  foremast  and  mainmast,  where  the  boats,  spare  spars, 
  etc.,  are  stowed.  --Totten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boom  \Boom\  (b[=oo]m),  v.  t.  (Naut.) 
  To  extend,  or  push  with  a  boom  or  pole;  as  to  boom  out  a 
  sail;  to  boom  off  a  boat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boom  \Boom\  (b[=oo]m),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boomed},  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Booming}.]  [Of  imitative  origin;  cf  OE  bommen  to 
  hum,  D.  bommen  to  drum,  sound  as  an  empty  barrel,  also  W. 
  bwmp  a  hollow  sound;  aderyn  y  bwmp,  the  bird  of  the  hollow 
  sound,  i.  e.,  the  bittern.  Cf  {Bum},  {Bump},  v.  i.,  {Bomb}, 
  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  cry  with  a  hollow  note;  to  make  a  hollow  sound,  as  the 
  bittern,  and  some  insects. 
 
  At  eve  the  beetle  boometh  Athwart  the  thicket  lone. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  hollow  sound,  as  of  waves  or  cannon. 
 
  Alarm  guns  booming  through  the  night  air.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  3.  To  rush  with  violence  and  noise,  as  a  ship  under  a  press 
  of  sail,  before  a  free  wind. 
 
  She  comes  booming  down  before  it  --Totten. 
 
  4.  To  have  a  rapid  growth  in  market  value  or  in  popular 
  favor;  to  go  on  rushingly. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boom  \Boom\,  n. 
  1.  A  hollow  roar,  as  of  waves  or  cannon;  also  the  hollow  cry 
  of  the  bittern;  a  booming. 
 
  2.  A  strong  and  extensive  advance,  with  more  or  less  noisy 
  excitement;  --  applied  colloquially  or  humorously  to 
  market  prices,  the  demand  for  stocks  or  commodities  and  to 
  political  chances  of  aspirants  to  office;  as  a  boom  in 
  the  stock  market;  a  boom  in  coffee.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boom  \Boom\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  advance  rapidly  in  price;  as  to  boom  railroad  or 
  mining  shares;  to  create  a  ``boom''  for  as  to  boom  Mr  C. 
  for  senator.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boom 
  n  1:  a  deep  prolonged  loud  noise  [syn:  {roar},  {roaring},  {thunder}] 
  2:  a  state  of  economic  prosperity 
  3:  a  sudden  happening  that  brings  very  good  fortune  [syn:  {bonanza}, 
  {goldmine},  {manna  from  heaven}] 
  4:  a  pole  carrying  an  overhead  microphone  projected  over  a  film 
  or  tv  set  [syn:  {microphone  boom}] 
  5:  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  1:  make  a  resonant  sound;  as  of  artillery:  "His  deep  voice 
  boomed  through  the  hall."  [syn:  {din}] 
  2:  hit  hard;  "He  smashed  a  3-run  homer"  [syn:  {smash},  {nail}, 
  {blast}] 
  3:  be  the  case  that  thunder  is  being  heard  [syn:  {thunder}] 
  4:  make  a  deep  hollow  sound;  "Her  voice  booms  out  the  words  of 
  the  song"  [syn:  {boom  out}] 
  5:  grow  stronger;  "The  economy  was  booming"  [syn:  {prosper},  {thrive}, 
  {get  ahead},  {flourish},  {expand}] 




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