Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making a deep, hollow, continued sound (in any of the senses of the verb).
  • Active; lively; advancing; buoyant: as, a booming market.
  • noun In mining, ground-sluicing on a large scale by emptying the contents of a reservoir at once on material collected below, thus removing boulders.
  • noun The act of making a deep, hollow, continued sound, or the sound itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Rushing with violence; swelling with a hollow sound; making a hollow sound or note; roaring; resounding.
  • adjective Colloq. U. S. Advancing or increasing amid noisy excitement.
  • noun The act of producing a hollow or roaring sound; a violent rushing with heavy roar; ; a deep, hollow sound.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of boom.
  • noun The act of producing a hollow or roaring sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective used of the voice
  • adjective very lively and profitable

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Examples

  • Regardless of the vacant seats I still felt nervous to hear my name booming from those speakers.

    Riding Rockets

  • Regardless of the vacant seats I still felt nervous to hear my name booming from those speakers.

    Riding Rockets

  • Regardless of the vacant seats I still felt nervous to hear my name booming from those speakers.

    Riding Rockets

  • Regardless of the vacant seats I still felt nervous to hear my name booming from those speakers.

    Riding Rockets

  • And "booming" is just what his bat has been doing for the past two years.

    USATODAY.com - Martinez shines at and behind plate

  • In Europe, over capacity ranges from 14% in booming Germany to 46% in Spain.

    Steelmaker's Hollow Victory

  • Cebrián points to a market of 800 million people, mostly in booming Latin American countries with expanding middle classes.

    El País saved as debts rise and sales fall

  • The econimy has turned around and we are back in booming times.

    33 states out of money to fund jobless benefits

  • He told them that he had tried to bribe the cops with fifteen thousand rupees per family, which was the going rate, but the lines at the local thana, or police station, were too long -- he was not the only jhuggi slumlord in booming Gurgaon with the same idea -- and it might make better sense for them to leave till "the games are over".

    Parvez Sharma: Delhi's Servant Crisis and the Commonweath Games

  • He told them that he had tried to bribe the cops with fifteen thousand rupees per family, which was the going rate, but the lines at the local thana, or police station, were too long -- he was not the only jhuggi slumlord in booming Gurgaon with the same idea -- and it might make better sense for them to leave till "the games are over".

    Parvez Sharma: Delhi's Servant Crisis and the Commonweath Games

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