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Boom appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Goddesses!" boom I, "no regrets as I drop… or don’t. No drop? Or disaster?… Geronimo, obsessed dog!"
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun boom:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb boom:


Boom is sometimes a misspelling of bomb.

The word boom is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun boom

What does boom mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: booms

  1. a deep prolonged loud noise
  2. a state of economic prosperity
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: prosperity = an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
  3. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
  4. a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of boom: microphone boom
    • more generic word: pole = a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
  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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: spar = a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
    • part of: sailing ship / sailing vessel = a vessel that is powered by the wind

Alternative definition of the noun boom


  1. A low-pitched, resonant sound, such as of an explosion.
  2. One of the calls of certain monkeys.
  3. [nautical] A spar extending the foot of a sail; a spar rigged outboard from a ship's side to which boats are secured in harbour.
  4. A movable pole used to support a microphone or camera.
  5. A horizontal member of a crane or derrick, used for lifting.
  6. [electronics] The longest element of a Yagi antenna, on which the other, smaller ones, are transversally mounted.
  7. A floating barrier used to obstruct navigation, for military or other purposes; or used for the containment of an oil spill.
  8. A wishbone shaped piece of windsurfing equipment.
  9. The arm of a crane (mechanical lifting machine).
  10. The section of the arm on a backhoe closest to the tractor.
  11. [economics, business] A period of prosperity or high market activity.

Specialised definition of the noun boom

Glossary of sports

a beam to which the bottom edge of a sail is attached in order to hold the sail at an advantageous angle to the wind (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / sailing

a pole that controls the position of a sail (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb boom

What does boom mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: boomed | booming | booms

  1. make a resonant sound, like artillery
  2. hit hard
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of boom: blast / nail / smash
    • more generic word: hit = deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
  3. be the case that thunder is being heard
    • examples: It was booming all day long | The business is going to boom
    • lexical domain: Weather - verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering
    • synonym of boom: thunder
    • entailment: storm = blow hard
  4. make a deep hollow sound
    • example: Her voice booms out the words of the song
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of boom: boom out
    • more generic words: go / sound = make a certain noise or sound
  5. grow vigorously
    • examples: business is booming | The business is going to boom
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of boom: expand / flourish / thrive
    • more generic word: grow = become larger, greater, or bigger
    • more specific words:
      • revive = be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength
      • luxuriate = thrive profusely or flourish extensively

Other definitions of boom

What does boom also mean?


  1. used to suggest the sound of an explosion.


Boom is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Boom proper. On January 1, 2006 Boom had a total population of 16,096. The total area is 7.37 km² which gives a population density of 2,185 inhabitants per km². Residents are known as "Boomenaars". The aforementioned data was provided in 2006 by

  • also known as Boom, Antwerp; Boom, Belgium
  • part of Belgium


  1. Boom: Lee Min-Ho, better known as Boom, is a South Korean rapper, singer, actor, radio host, and television presenter. He has made numerous television appearances in South Korean comedy shows and has acted in sitcoms as well.
    • also known as Lee Min-Ho
    • born on (33 years ago) in Seoul
    • nationality: South Korea
    • profession: Radio personality, master of ceremonies, actor, presenter, singer, rapper
    • genres: Dance music, Pop music, Rap music, Hip Hop
    • nomination: - nominated to Mnet Asian Music Award for Artist of the Year
  2. Boom a.k.a. Dan Herron: Daniel "Boom" Herron is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts. Herron played football at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren, OH and Ohio State University. Herron was recruited by Jim Tressel. Herron's dad is a bishop. His brother, David Herron is a NFL linebacker who played football for the Michigan State Spartans. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
  3. Boom a.k.a. Alexei Emelin is an athlete, ice hockey player, olympic athlete.
  4. Boom a.k.a. Boom Gaspar: Kenneth E. Gaspar, more commonly known as Boom Gaspar, is an American musician who has performed with the American rock band Pearl Jam as a piano/keyboard/organ player since 2002.
  5. Boom a.k.a. Panadda Wongphudee is an actress.
  6. Boom a.k.a. Chanel Latorre is an actress.
  7. Boom a.k.a. Mr. Boomtown is a music video director.

There are other people with in their name, like Big Boom, Boom Bam, Boom Bip, Sha-Boom, Bert Boom, Boom Bass, Boom Boom, Boom Jinx, Boom Town, Irma Boom and many others.


Boom a.k.a. Boom! were an English pop band consisting of members Johnny Shentall, Rachael Carr, Shakti Edwards, Vicky Palmer, Nick Donaghy and Shaun Angel.


BOOM: Founded in 1997, BOOM Securities Limited, is a fully licensed Broker / Dealer regulated by Securities and Futures Commission and headquartered in Hong Kong.


Boom is a fictional character from the 2004 film Art of the Devil.


  1. "Boom" is the title of a song by American metal band P.O.D.. It was released in May 2002 as the third single from their second major label studio album Satellite. While it did not chart as well as the album's previous singles, the song has appeared significantly in film and television. "Boom" was included on the remix album Community Service and as a bonus track on the special edition re-release of Satellite available August 27, 2002. A limited edition, gatefold picture disc of the single was also available in the UK.
  2. "Boom" is a song by West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg and serves as the second official single from his eleventh studio album Doggumentary. The song features Grammy-winning artist T-Pain and was produced by Scott Storch. It was leaked on March 4, 2011, and officially released on March 8, 2011, along with the video, which was produced by Dylan Brown.
  3. "Boom" is a song by American recording artist Anastacia, which served as the official song for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Co-written with and produced by Glen Ballard, it was released as a single in Europe, Australia, and Asia in June 2002. The song was included on The Official Album of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, as well as on the collectors edition of Anastacia's second studio album, Freak of Nature.
  4. "Boom" a.k.a. "Boom!" is a protest song by American alternative metal band System of a Down. It was released on their 2002 album Steal This Album!. The song describes the uselessness of bombs and warfare, and compares how thousands can die from starvation and poverty when billions of dollars are spent creating bombs and weaponry. It also links the use of military action with corporate globalization and quotes the title of one of Noam Chomsky's books: "Manufacturing Consent is the name of their game.", which is a reference to the media's role in war.
  5. "Boom" is a song and the first single from rapper Royce da 5'9"'s debut studio album Rock City which was released in 2002 through E1 Music and Game Recordings after another record label had turned down his first version of the album. The single however was released on December 14, 1999, in CD and vinyl form. "Boom" was Royce's first single as a solo artist and was the source of him gaining underground notability as a rap artist. The B-side of this single is "Soldier's Story".
  6. "BOOM" is a musical album of Unicorn.
    • released on (28 years ago)
  7. "Boom" is the second album by American garage rock band The Sonics. It was released in 1966 on Etiquette Records. It was re-released in 1999 by Norton Records. Like its predecessor Here Are The Sonics, Boom was influential on later punk rock.
  8. "Boom" is an R&B single by Mario featuring Juvenile. It is the fourth and final single from his second studio album Turning Point. The single was released on October 3, 2005. The song it was produced by Lil Jon and written by Lamarquis Jefferson, Lil Jon, Johnta Austin, Craig Love and Juvenile. The song peaked on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart at number 24.
  9. "Boom" is a composition by Anjulie.
  10. "Boom" is the 2011 single by Snoop Dogg.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  11. "Boom" is a 2002 single by P.O.D.
    • artist: P.O.D.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  12. "Boom" is a musical EP of Italobrothers & Carlprit.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  13. "Boom" a.k.a. "Boom!" is a musical album of J.J. Barry & John Barry.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  14. "Boom" is a musical album of 28 Days.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  15. "Boom" a.k.a. "Boom!" is a musical single of Giuliano Sangiorgi & Stylophonic.
    • released on
  16. "Boom" a.k.a. "BOOM!" is a composition, cataloged instance.


  1. "Boom" a.k.a. "Boom!" is a children's science fiction novel by Mark Haddon published in 2009. It is the revised version of Mark Haddon's Gridzbi Spudvetch!, which was published in 1992.
    • also known as "Gridzbi Spudvetch!", Gridzbi Spudvetch!
  2. "Boom" a.k.a. "Boom!": Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today is a book by Tom Brokaw.
    • also known as "Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today", Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today
    • genre: Non-fiction
    • subjects: John F. Kennedy, History of the United States, United States of America, Late 20th Century, 1960s, 2000s
    • released in (8 years ago)


  1. "Boom" a.k.a. "Boom!" is a 1968 British drama film starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Noël Coward, directed by Joseph Losey, and adapted from the play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore by Tennessee Williams.
  2. "Boom" a.k.a. "Kaboom" is a 2010 youth culture alternative film written and directed by Gregg Araki. The film stars Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Haley Bennett and James Duval. It premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the first ever Queer Palm for its contribution to lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender issues.
  3. "Boom" is a Bollywood film that was released on 19 September 2003. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Gulshan Grover, Padma Lakshmi, Madhu Sapre, Zeenat Aman and Katrina Kaif. The film is directed by Kaizad Gustad and produced by Jackie Shroff's wife, Ayesha Shroff. It explores the involvement of the fashion world with underworld crime.
  4. "Boom" is a 1972 Greek historical drama film written by Giorgos Roussos and directed by Dimis Dadiras.
  5. "Boom" is 2011 short thriller film written and directed by Daniel Matyas and Brian Broder.
  6. "Boom" an animation film directed by Bao Shengrui.
    • country: Japan
    • genre: Animation


  1. Boom: In sailing, a boom is a spar, along the foot of a fore and aft rigged sail, that greatly improves control of the angle and shape of the sail. The primary action of the boom is to keep the foot of the sail flatter when the sail angle is away from the centerline of the boat. The boom also serves as an attachment point for more sophisticated control lines. Because of the improved sail control it is rare to find a non headsail without a boom. In some modern applications, the sail is rolled up into the boom for storage or reefing.
  2. Boom: A containment boom is a "temporary floating barrier used to contain an oil spill. Booms are used to reduce the possibility of polluting shorelines and other resources, and to help make recovery easier. Booms help to concentrate oil in thicker surface layers so that skimmers, vacuums, or other collection methods can be used more effectively. They come in many shapes and sizes, with various levels of effectiveness in different types of water conditions.
  3. Boom: A boom or a chain is an obstacle strung across a navigable stretch of water to control or block navigation. Booms could be military in nature, with the goal of denying access to an enemy's ships; a modern example is the anti-submarine net. Booms could also be used, especially along rivers, to force passing vessels to pay a toll.
  4. Boom: A boom, known as dhangi in India, is a medium-sized deep-sea dhow, a traditional Arabic sailing vessel.
  5. Boom a.k.a. Boom! is an American reality television series that aired on Spike TV in 2005 and hosted by Kourtney Klein. It featured a group of demolition experts using explosives to destroy objects such as trailers, houses, boats and cars. Often, the suggestions on what should be blown up were sent in by home viewers via a "BOOM! Mailbag". Each episode covered obtaining the materials, cleaning, gutting, and rigging the thing with explosives, and then making the final countdown and pushing the detonator, and watching the devastation.
  6. Boom is a play by Peter Sinn Nachtreib which premiered in 2008 at Ars Nova Theater in New York, New York.
  7. Boom: A boom, in the context of windsurfing, is a piece of equipment that attaches to the mast, providing structural support for the sail. Early booms were tied on to the mast, using rope, but most newer booms use a clamp mechanism for attachment. Booms are commonly made from aluminum, or carbon fibre, and are often referred to as a wishbone boom due to their symmetrical shape. Windsurfers use the boom to hold and maneuver the rig, either directly gripping it in their hands, or through the use of harness lines. The boom mast attachment; is the inhaul and the boom sail attachment is the outhaul.
  8. Boom is a special collaboration single with Filip Filippi, better known as Sin Sizzerb, a Serbian-Canadian rapper. It was part of the repackaged album of T-Pain's Three Ringz album, intended to be sold and distributed to the U.S. and Serbia.
  9. Boom is a 2008 theater production of the play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb.
    • award:
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Sound Design, Resident Production nomination for Neil McFadden
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production nomination for Thomas Kamm
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Play nomination for Sarah Marshall
      • Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Director, Resident Play nomination for John Vreeke
      • The Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play nomination for Aubrey Deeker

Phrases with Boom

Phrases starting with the word Boom:

  1. Boom bap
  2. boom box
  3. boom out
  4. boom town
  5. Boom vang
  6. Boom and bust
  7. Boom's Quillwort

Phrases ending with the word Boom:

  1. jib boom
  2. baby boom
  3. sonic boom
  4. kaffir boom
  5. Lower the Boom
  6. Flying Jib Boom
  7. microphone boom
  8. Bada Bing Bada Boom

Other phrases containing the word Boom:

  1. Sis Boom Bah
  2. baby-boom generation

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Boom

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Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

boom1 noun booms 1 A boom is a very loud deep sound, such as an explosion or the sound of a large drum.

Google previewPopulation, An Introduction to Concepts and Issues (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A baby boom is any period marked by a greatly increased birth rate. This demographic phenomenon is usually...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities for Children 3 to 6 (2006)

Written by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy, Charlie Clark

Boom. ChickA. Clock. MATH MaterjaIs paper plates marker paper scissors Boom Chicka Rock by John Archambault real clock paper fasteners circle stickers 3. to. o 3. 1. 30. WhAT to do • October is National Clock Month. 1. To prepare for this ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1950s (2000)

by James Stuart Olson

BABY BOOM. The term "baby boom" was coined by journalists to describe the post-World War II increase in American fertility. During the Great Depression, birthrates had fallen, and World War II took so many men away from home that the ...

Google previewThe 100 Most Important American Financial Crises: An Encyclopedia of the Lowest Points in American Economic History (2014)

by Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.

The Gold Rush created a regional economic boom featuring high inflation, acute shortages, crime, city fires, and disease that would eventually burst with a regional bank panic. on January 24, 1848, James Marshall discovered about 50 cents ...

Google previewPaasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary (2014)

Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch

Lift » boom—; boom Toppenant. Baumtoppenant, topping— » cross-jack—» fore—» fore sail boom— ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy (2013)

by Peter Neville

Lawson also sponsored a deregulation boom, which privatized state industries and elevated living standards. Conversely, it created a credit boom with debts from credit cards, bank overdrafts, and mortgages rising sharply from £43 billion in ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Science in the Twentieth Century (2013)

by John Krige, Dominique Pestre

Boom. 16. Booms ISa, 18 & 19. Demonsteation of the various processes in the making of electnc lamps by automatic machinery. Class Blowing. Valve Development -A laboratory-factory employed in connection with Research Work for the M.O. ...

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Quotes about Boom

I was just going at this career - boom, boom, boom! Then all of a sudden, at 38, Oh, my God - I forgot to get married! (Connie Chung)
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The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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