Crossword clues for boom
- A deep prolonged loud noise
- A state of economic prosperity
- A sudden happening that brings very good fortune
- TV studio device
- Bust's antithesis
- Sometimes it's lowered
- Derrick's arm
- Economic news
- Ship's pole
- Bust's opposite
- Vigorous growth
- Sudden prosperity
- Cannon sound
- Type of spar
- Opposite of bust
- European bittern's cry
- TV technician's equipment
- "I Faw Down an' Go ___"
- Period of rapid growth
- Explosive sound
- Period of expansion
- Bust's partner
- What Clancy lowered
- Economic success
- Cannon's sound
- [Sans warning!]
- Kin of "wham!"
- Thriving time
- Baby ___
- Prosperous time
- Bust alternative
- Rapid growth
- Mike holder on a film set
- More than an uptick
- Prosperous period
- Sound of ... an explosion
- Sound made when passing the sound barrier
- Business owner's delight
- Film set item
- Up time
- Dynamite sound
- Good economic news
- Cousin of pow! or wham!
- 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
- A pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Boom \Boom\ (b[=oo]m), n. [D. boom tree, pole, beam, bar. See Beam.]
(Naut.) A long pole or spar, run out for the purpose of extending the bottom of a particular sail; as, the jib boom, the studding-sail boom, etc.
(Mech.) A long spar or beam, projecting from the mast of a derrick, from the outer end of which the body to be lifted is suspended.
A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor. [Obs.]
(Mil. & Naval) A strong chain cable, or line of spars bound together, extended across a river or the mouth of a harbor, to obstruct navigation or passage.
(Lumbering) A line of connected floating timbers stretched across a river, or inclosing an area of water, to keep saw logs, etc., from floating away.
Boom iron, one of the iron rings on the yards through which the studding-sail booms traverse.
The booms, that space on the upper deck of a ship between the foremast and mainmast, where the boats, spare spars, etc., are stowed.
Boom \Boom\, n.
A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.
A strong and extensive advance, with more or less noisy excitement; -- applied colloquially or humorously to market prices, the demand for stocks or commodities and to political chances of aspirants to office; as, a boom in the stock market; a boom in coffee. [Colloq. U. S.]
Boom \Boom\ (b[=oo]m), v. t. (Naut.) To extend, or push, with a boom or pole; as, to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat.
Boom \Boom\, v. t. To cause to advance rapidly in price; as, to boom railroad or mining shares; to create a ``boom'' for; as to boom Mr. C. for senator. [Colloq. U. S.]
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.]
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.
To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.
Alarm guns booming through the night air.
To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.
She comes booming down before it.
To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., earliest use was for bees and wasps, probably echoic of humming. The meaning "make a loud noise" is 15c. Compare bomb. Meaning "to burst into prosperity" (of places, businesses, etc.) is 1871, American English. Related: Boomed; booming. Boom box first attested 1978.
"long pole," 1540s, from Scottish boun, borrowed from Dutch boom "tree, pole, beam," from a Middle Dutch word analogous to Old English beam (see beam (n.)).
Etymology 1 interj. (non-gloss definition: used to suggest the sound of an explosion.) n. 1 A low-pitched, resonant sound, such as of an explosion. 2 One of the calls of certain monkeys or birds. vb. 1 To make a loud, resonant sound. 2 (context transitive figuratively of speech English) To exclaim with force, to shout, to thunder. 3 (context transitive English) To make something boom. 4 (context slang US obsolete English) To publicly praise. 5 To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context nautical English) A spar extending the foot of a sail; a spar rigged outboard from a ship's side to which boats are secured in harbour. 2 A movable pole used to support a microphone or camer
3 A horizontal member of a crane or derrick, used for lifting. 4 (context electronics English) The longest element of a Yagi antenna, on which the other, smaller ones, are transversally mounted. 5 A floating barrier used to obstruct navigation, for military or other purposes; or used for the containment of an oil spill. 6 A wishbone shaped piece of windsurfing equipment. 7 The arm of a crane (mechanical lifting machine). 8 The section of the arm on a backhoe closest to the tractor. v
To extend, or push, with a boom or pole. Etymology 3
n. (context economics business English) A period of prosperity or high market activity. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To be prosperous. 2 (context transitive dated English) To cause to advance rapidly in price.
v. make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall" [syn: din]
be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed" [syn: thunder]
make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song" [syn: boom out]
a state of economic prosperity
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed lik an assembly line" [syn: bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce]
a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set [syn: microphone boom]
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
Boom usually refers to an onomatopoeic word for the sound that an explosion makes. Boom may also refer to:
In sailing, a boom is a spar (pole), along the foot (bottom edge) 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 (shortening sail).
Boom ( Hindi: बूम) is a Bollywood film released on 19 September 2003. It explores the involvement of the fashion world with underworld crime. It has been described by critics as a "soft-porn venture masquerading as clever, outside-the-box cinema".
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 (at the opposite end) is the outhaul.
"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.
In 2014 MTV Italy declared it as the country's favorite World Cup song
"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.
"Boom" is a song by American rock 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 ( The Crystal Method remix)" 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.
Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, "Boom" was the only P.O.D. song included on the list of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel Communications. The song appears in the films Grind and Here Comes the Boom. It was also used by WWE for their Saturday Night's Main Event program from 2006 to 2008.
The single's release followed a highly successful yet dark, brooding tone in " Youth of the Nation". Guitarist Marcos Curiel stated, "We wanted to go back to the spirit we had with ' Alive' and have a song that encourages people to be happy and thankful that they're alive... We wanted to say, 'Let's not forget how to have fun this time.' 'Boom' is just raw, in your face. When we play it live, the crowd just goes nuts. Fists are in the air and the pit's going."
"Boom" is a song and the first single from rapper Royce da 5'9"'s debut studio album Rock City (Version 2.0) which was released in 2002 through E1 Music (formerly "Koch Records) 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".
boom is a play by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb which premiered in 2008 at Ars Nova Theater in New York, New York. The Theatre Communications Group (TCG) counted boom as the most-produced play in the US during the 2009-2010 theatre season.
Lee Min-Ho (born May 10, 1982) , better known as Boom ( Hangul: 붐), 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.
"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.
"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.
This song with T-Pain is featured on the soundtrack for the video game Madden NFL 12.
A boom , known as dhangi in India, is a medium-sized deep-sea dhow, a traditional Arabic sailing vessel.
This type of dhow has two masts with lateen sails. a stern that is tapering in shape and a more symmetrical overall structure than other dhow types. The Arab boom has a very high prow, which is trimmed in the Indian version. The boom replaced the heavier baghlahs and ghanjahs which were more difficult to maneuver. Booms were mainly built in Beypore, Konkan and Gujarat, India, and Kuwait and are primarily used along the coasts of the Arabian Peninsula, Sindh, the west coast of the Indian Subcontinent, and East Africa.
Nowadays some booms have been converted into motorboats after being fitted with engines instead of sails, especially in the Gulf area. A boom in full sail is represented in the Emblem of Kuwait, emphasizing its traditional importance in the country, where it was used to carry fresh water and in the pearl industry, as well as a trading ship.
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."
Often the first containment method to be used and the last equipment to be removed from the site of an oil spill, they are "the most commonly used and most environmentally acceptable response technique to clean up oil spills in the United States."
Booms used in oil spills can be seen as they rest on the surface of the water, but can have between 18 and 48 inches of material that hangs beneath the surface. They're effective in calm water, but as wave height increases oil or other contaminants can easily wash over the top of the boom and render them useless.
In any oil spill, the use of a single conventional boom is not effective in protecting environmental resources even with the correct draft and aspect ratio. For speeds of over 1 knot (of the water and hence the oil), the boom will fail to stop the oil because of drainage under the boom. The approaching oil needs to be decelerated before it meets the boom. Drainage failure may be avoided by using a series of well-designed booms.
A boom or a chain (also boom defence, harbour chain, river chain, chain boom, boom chain or variants) 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.
Boom is a nickname for:
- Ernest Carter (drummer)
- Daniel Boom Desjardins (born 1971), French-Canadian singer
- Dan Herron (born 1989), American National Football League player
- Anthony Boom Labrusca (born 1989), Filipino actor
- Johannes Boom Prinsloo (born 1989), South African rugby union footballer
- Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard (1873-1956), marshal of the Royal Air Force
- Jason Alan Fry (CPA MSA)
Boom is the surname of:
- Benny Boom (born 1971), music video and film director
- Bert Boom (born 1938), Dutch retired cyclist
- Irma Boom (born 1960), Dutch graphic designer
- Lars Boom (born 1985), Dutch cyclist
Boom is one of the albums the band Garmonbozia recorded and distributed at concerts before changing their name to Blitzen Trapper and releasing albums commercially. Boom contains a very early version of the song, "Sadie"; a more polished version of the song would later close Blitzen Trapper's Destroyer of the Void album in 2010.
Usage examples of "boom".
If Arra was right and the next opening of the gate would release more shadows into the world, Lee needed to be as far from the gate as possible-not standing underneath it chatting to the boom operator while Peter went over the reactions he wanted with Laura.
In 1948, Herbert Levine developed an inexpensive, lightweight, spray-on insulation composed of asbestos and rock wool, which played a key part in the postwar office-tower construction boom.
Then it was gone, run down on its boom, as the aviso headed in towards the shore.
De anderen werden met een luid gejuich welkom geheeten en men drong Howard en Eline zeer hunne bewondering voor den boom toch te uiten.
We passed through scattered belts of pinewood, where the wild cat howled and the owl screeched, and across broad stretches of fenland and moor, where the silence was only broken by the booming cry of the bittern or the fluttering of wild duck far above our heads.
Wells clutched the side of the stretcher to keep it from sliding as the powerful machine boomed into the sky, already swinging toward the emergency room at the base hospital.
Patrol boats moved lazily in crisscross patterns, trailing explosive charges that boomed and thudded through the ocean.
He laughed, and I remembered how the sound of his laughter had boomed in that wet, snowy drive from Whitehorse across to Haines Junction, how his teeth had shown white against the black of the forest streaming by.
As Martinez touched his lips with his glass, the front door boomed open and a gust of wind riffled papers on the side table.
The old and new apartments soon boomed to the sounds of saws and hammers, and the air was laden with the scent of glue and varnish and fresh paint.
The fabric flapped like a liberated bird, suddenly catching the wind and throwing the boom hard to port, catching Brod and knocking him into Maia.
Vega bucked and boomed and Momma twisted, snarling, only three feet from Jenny, her rear legs tensing for the killing leap.
There was just the barking of a dog, the boom of migrating chafers, the song of the stream, and of the owls, to proclaim the beating in the heart of this sweet Night.
Stephen Perrivale, and Phyllis his red-headed daughter, and Commander Troton booming cheerfully, and the Brownlows, and poor Coode, who fixed his one pathetic eye on Mary and watched her as she stood between the Twist father and the Twist daughter.
With a dominant share of the booming office copier market, Xerox was growing fast and was very profitable.