from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of boom.
  • n. The act of producing a hollow or roaring sound.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. used of the voice
  • adj. very lively and profitable


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

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  • And "booming" is just what his bat has been doing for the past two years. - Martinez shines at and behind plate

  • 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".

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

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

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

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  • Equipped with high-tech electronic customs monitors, freight from China, offloaded into nonunionized Mexican ports, will travel north, crossing the border with nary a speed bump, bound for Kansas City, where the cheap goods manufactured in booming Far East factories will embark on the final leg of their journey into the nation's Wal-Marts.

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  • Hope doesn't reside in outward demonstrations of piety or moralistic bombast from some preacher's voice booming from a P.A. system while the ushers rake in the cash.

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  • I can only guess that you will now bring out some conspricy theory that Bush someone doctored the unemployment figures and that fact that the markets are booming is also “fake”.

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  • Certainly I found that to be true in booming Puerto Vallarta and north up to San Pancho, where I had looked originally.

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