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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Booming  \Boom"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Rushing  with  violence;  swelling  with  a  hollow  sound; 
  making  a  hollow  sound  or  note;  roaring;  resounding. 
 
  O'er  the  sea-beat  ships  the  booming  waters  roar. 
  --Falcone. 
 
  2.  Advancing  or  increasing  amid  noisy  excitement;  as  booming 
  prices;  booming  popularity.  [Colloq.  U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Booming  \Boom"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  producing  a  hollow  or  roaring  sound;  a  violent 
  rushing  with  heavy  roar;  as  the  booming  of  the  sea;  a  deep, 
  hollow  sound;  as  the  booming  of  bitterns.  --Howitt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  booming 
  adj  1:  very  lively  and  profitable;  "flourishing  businesses";  "a 
  palmy  time  for  stockbrokers";  "a  prosperous  new 
  business";  "doing  a  roaring  trade";  "a  thriving 
  tourist  center";  "did  a  thriving  business  in  orchids" 
  [syn:  {flourishing},  {palmy},  {prospering},  {prosperous}, 
  {roaring},  {thriving}] 
  2:  used  of  the  voice  [syn:  {stentorian}] 




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