• Logs in Boom. Glens Falls, New York
    Logs in Boom. Glens Falls, New York
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj booming used of the voice
    • adj booming 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The tip of a bullwhip moves so fast that it breaks the sound barrier. The crack of the whip is actually a tiny sonic boom.
    • Booming Advancing or increasing amid noisy excitement; as, booming prices; booming popularity.
    • Booming 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."
    • n Booming 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The speed of sound must be exceeded to produce a sonic boom.
    • n booming The act of making a deep, hollow, continued sound, or the sound itself. A buzzing or droning, as of a bee or beetle.
    • booming Making a deep, hollow, continued sound (in any of the senses of the verb).
    • booming Active; lively; advancing; buoyant: as, a booming market.
    • n booming In mining, ground-sluicing on a large scale by emptying the contents of a reservoir at once on material collected below, thus removing boulders.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the California gold rush of 1849, miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in California during these boom years, it was deemed more feasible to send their shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
    • p.adj Booming rushing with violence
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  • Mark Twain
    “The banging and slamming and booming and crashing were something beyond belief. [On Lohengrin]”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From a Low Ger. root found in A.S. byme, a trumpet, Dut. bommen, to drum; like Bomb, of imit. origin.


In literature:

But even as I looked at it so eagerly it moved and wavered and I heard the muffled boom of explosion.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Snow's booming bass came through the stove-pipe hole.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
The boom snatched at the blocks as the boat rocked The sail was ghostly white.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
The entrance to the harbour was guarded by booms, only a small opening being left where they were folded back.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Here and there ran the confines of the various booms included in the monster main boom.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Boom-boom ... a second heavy beat-beat ... then a clangor with a swelling echo.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
The only reason for its building was a coal-mine boom that petered out.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Und dot liddle schip goes 'Boom'!
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
His brown and hairy hand had the slow, powerful sweep of a derrick-boom.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
But it was Mr. Nighthawk, making that odd, booming sound of his.
"The Tale of Chirpy Cricket" by Arthur Scott Bailey

In poetry:

Well, one morning bright and early
We heard the fife and drum,
And the booming of the cannon —
The Yankee troops had come.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Under the high unclouded sun
That makes the ship and shadow one,
I sail away as from the fort
Booms sullenly the noonday gun.
"Northward" by John Hay
"Welcome! my brawny, bearded one,
Salute!" the caverns boom,
And the merchantmen, far scattered, run
To give his ship sea room.
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson
Droning of the surf where
Far seas boom?
Chanting of the weird stars
Big with Doom?
Humming of the god-flung
Shuttles of a loom?
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
The ringing bells and the booming cannon
Proclaimed on a summer morn
That in the good king's royal palace
A Princess had been born.
"The Sleeping Princess" by Clara Doty Bates
"Thy folded mantle wraps thee warm,
Thy clustering locks are dry,
Thou dost not hear the shrieking gust,
Nor breakers booming high.
"Version Of A Fragment Of Simonides" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

There's a new boom in initial public stock offerings.
Texas Children's basks in multiple-birth baby boom.
California's Boom Masks State's Uneven Recovery.
Buyout Boom Is an Inside Job.
Movie Review Here Comes the Boom: Do-gooder puts up decent fight.
The dark underbelly of a booming trade in dog meat.
Inside the seedy world of Southeast Asia's booming dog meat trade.
Is Southeast Asia's booming dog meat industry animal cruelty.
Doña Ana County's silage corn market booms.
Never before in Maine's long memory has there been a lobster boom like this one.
How Can You Have a Bust if You Never Had a Boom.
A gritty film about Turks who have been left behind by their country's economic boom may have set a record for the greatest cinematic return on its investment.
The boom you heard was an explosion on Placer Drive off of Rimrock Road across from Rocky Mountain College.
Like millions of Floridians, you bought your home during the boom, and mortgaged 80-90% of the purchase price, which at the time seemed reasonable.
Texas gun sales boom in expectation of Obama re-election.

In science:

It would never have boomed, had the coming generation been brought up to discriminate between proposed alternatives rather than to strengthen a growing consensus.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: their Sources
Another interesting characteristic of the herding regime occurring for C1 > 3 is that it is very difficult to diagnose this regime from the properties of the price recorded outside those transient episodes of booms or crashes.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
This confirms the existence of a class of transient regimes, the booms and crashes, which coexisting with the normal dynamics of the prices.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
We thus come to our second important conclusion: the present model provides a simple mechanism for the existence of two populations in the distribution of prices, exemplifying the concept that booms and crashes are qualitatively different from the rest of the price moves.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
The computational issue is also one of the core focuses for the booming relatively new research field algorithmic game theory .
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices