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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a booming economy (=extremely strong and successful)
▪ What can we learn from China’s booming economy?
a consumer boom (=a time when people spend a lot more money on buying things than usual)
▪ the consumer boom of the 1980s in Britain
a population explosion/boom (=when the population increases quickly and by a large amount)
▪ What will be the long-term effects of this population explosion?
baby boom
▪ the baby boom generation
boom box
boom town
sonic boom
the boom years (=when an economy or industry is very successful)
▪ In the boom years, things weren't too bad.
the economy booms (=becomes very successful very quickly)
▪ The economy is booming and share prices are at an all-time high.
thunder crashes/booms
▪ Thunder crashed overhead, waking the baby.
▪ There were two big booms, then the cloud started forming.
▪ The biggest boom is in the scenic desert areas, which are laced with washes.
▪ Listen for a big boom coming from the band office down there near Palm Drive.
▪ The potential economic boom has been welcomed by business leaders in Swindon.
▪ Indeed, in almost every speech, he celebrates the economic boom of what he calls the Clinton-Gore administration.
▪ Its appearance coincided with an economic boom and an ideological crisis.
▪ Treatment of blacks altered slightly with the great depression of the thirties and the economic boom of the wartime forties.
▪ The needy themselves, buoyed up by economic boom, have been happy to go along.
▪ Is an economic boom an unsustainable trend?
▪ The recent Mobilization for Global Justice raises the question: economic boom for whom?
▪ By the eighteenth century, an economic boom had resulted in an active type of pre-capitalism, ready to take off.
▪ The great boom of the war years had passed and the docks were settling down to the post war doldrums.
▪ And our data do not even cover the effects of the great stock market boom of 1995 and 1996.
▪ The truth is that the great economic boom provided employment - at home and for emigrants abroad-on a quite unprecedented scale.
▪ This was 1869, a quarter century before the great bicycle boom, a time before bicycles were bicycles at all.
▪ During the long post-war boom, argues Aglietta, such flexibility had not been an important regulating mechanism.
▪ On this view, the 1980s are to be followed by a new long boom initiated by a series of innovations.
▪ However, the level of total exports and of exports of manufactures rose throughout the long boom and the 1970s.
▪ Far from being on the edge of the abyss, we could be on the brink of a long boom.
▪ It is one of two new boom trucks delivered that day.
▪ The reason for this new boom would be, wait for it, upgradeability!
▪ People braced for a new oil boom.
▪ On this view, the 1980s are to be followed by a new long boom initiated by a series of innovations.
▪ First, the postwar boom in college enrollments raised levels of civic engagement, offsetting the generational trends.
▪ Fifty years ago, the United States first met the postwar baby boom without enough pediatricians, schools, jobs or housing.
▪ Towards the end of the postwar boom, an imbalance between accumulation and the labour supply led to increasingly severe labour shortage.
▪ Short Cuts captures the moment when the postwar economic boom began its decline into downward mobility.
▪ Mysterious white beams stream down into the cold desert from saucer-shaped craft. Sonic booms rumble in the valleys at all hours.
▪ A loud sonic boom was heard by observers on shore.
▪ The frequency of published reports has actually declined since 1960 because people tend to dismiss loud explosions as merely military sonic booms.
▪ Who could foresee the sonic boom when the needle finally hit the groove on my cheap record changer?
▪ To be sure, there are more young men and women in this age group because of the 1960's baby boom.
▪ In the 1970s as the baby boom generation entered the labor force, capital-labor ratios rose more slowly or even fell.
▪ In the early years the baby boom carried almost all women before it.
▪ The baby boom generation lined up for their Sabin sugar cubes and hardly noticed that the Salk vaccine was disappearing.
▪ Fifty years ago, the United States first met the postwar baby boom without enough pediatricians, schools, jobs or housing.
▪ The answer is a baby boom.
▪ The study defined parents aged 30 to 50 as being members of the baby boom generation.
▪ I take a boom box in the loo with me.
▪ As a social service, how about installing our own classical music boom box?
▪ But then, two men toting boom boxes promenade at the same speed as the mobile.
▪ Too many people in authority have benefited from the construction boom over the past 20 years.
▪ Consider that the Phoenix metropolitan area is in the midst of an apartment construction boom.
▪ Budapest is enjoying a construction boom, and the government reported a sharp fall in unemployment last month.
▪ At the peak of the 1980s construction boom, for example, the figure was nearly eight times that.
▪ Lower interest rates designed to pep up the corporate sector threaten to add more fuel to the consumer boom.
▪ In peacetime, the business became legitimate and was fueled by a consumer boom.
▪ It was cashing in a spectacular consumer boom.
▪ But these outcasts of the consumer boom have learned to make even a forlorn hope go a long way.
▪ That is where so much of the consumer boom of the 1980s came from.
▪ Prosperity, too, had been the product of small enterprises and a lengthy consumer boom financed by credit.
▪ In the 1970s as the baby boom generation entered the labor force, capital-labor ratios rose more slowly or even fell.
▪ The baby boom generation lined up for their Sabin sugar cubes and hardly noticed that the Salk vaccine was disappearing.
▪ The study defined parents aged 30 to 50 as being members of the baby boom generation.
▪ But as the baby boom generation retires, the fund faces the possibility of depletion by 2030.
▪ Unfortunately, the hoped-for investment boom did not materialize.
▪ Like the oil crisis of the 1970s, the California energy crisis is fueling an investment boom in alternative energy.
▪ A recent investment boom should help firms to compete internationally, though in the short term it has worsened the trade deficit.
▪ All this means that the investment boom is over.
▪ These new playthings greased the way for the emerging markets boom of the early 1990s.
▪ And one must add, of course, the parallel stock market booms.
▪ Analysts say that Shearson is paying the price for overmanning during the market boom which ended in 1987.
▪ This transfer of resources has been recycled into higher investment and the stock market boom.
▪ The frenzy of buying added to a stock market boom that began in May 1999.
▪ And our data do not even cover the effects of the great stock market boom of 1995 and 1996.
▪ The surge of profits fueling the stock market boom refuses to slacken.
▪ By 1974 the North Sea oil boom was gaining momentum rapidly.
▪ Then along came the Gulf's oil boom and Western banks found themselves flooded with investments from oil-rich sheikhs.
▪ People braced for a new oil boom.
▪ Since our last visit to Aberdeen, which had been before the oil boom, the port had been transformed.
▪ In this case, they would constitute a pool of labour which can be utilised in boom periods and disregarded in recessions.
▪ The boom period ensured that every prairie city had two and sometimes three stations, some of them very short-lived indeed.
▪ A boom period of speculative house building peaked between 1928 and 1936 when construction of 118,000 dwellings annually increased to 293,000.
▪ These are harder to come by now than in the boom period of the late 1980s.
▪ The period 1951-64 was a boom period for house building, both private and public.
▪ Eventually, the economy reaches the peak of the cycle - the so-called boom period.
▪ In the intermediate zone between a population boom and a population bust, this superfluous genetic material is pruned out.
▪ The choice of suitable premises in Newport at the height of the property boom was not large.
▪ The debacle of the 1971-3 property boom clearly demonstrated the significant extent to which city development was impacted by national economic policy.
▪ This, of course, stemmed from the property boom of the period.
▪ Beyond specific impacts, the property boom graphically illustrated the vulnerability of cities to national economic events beyond their control.
▪ Some have gone to expats, causing a property boom and a total drought of flats for rent.
▪ Both taxes came into operation at the time when the land and property boom turned into a slump.
▪ There was a property boom in the seventies.
▪ Before the property boom took off in the 1970s there were still cheap flats around in London.
▪ This port, founded as late as 1 130, very quickly came to enjoy all the characteristics of a boom town.
▪ The boom has created opportunities, and money has trickled down from the coastal boom towns to poorer inland regions.
▪ The oil price hike in 1973 turned Nabru into a boom town.
▪ Voice over Swindon is one of the eighties boom towns which has had to shoulder the burden of recession.
▪ London was a boom town and the stock market was soaring.
▪ As a kid it had always struck me that it was like some western boom town.
▪ And really it was a boom town.
▪ The boom years brought by Brian Little have gone.
▪ Planned during the boom years of the late 1980s, it was to be the golf development parexcellence.
▪ During the boom years of the 1980s the Duke of Westminter's company embarked on a building spree, especially in Mayfair.
▪ Once again it has been left to a recession to catch out those who overstretched themselves in the boom years.
▪ So again we would predict that the measured apc would be higher in a slump year than in a boom year.
▪ The last increase in interest in diesel fleet cars was in the boom years of the mid-to-late Eighties.
▪ The 1970s were the boom years.
▪ The boom years of the 1980s, however, have seen private-sector profitability soar.
▪ The boom years brought by Brian Little have gone.
▪ Planned during the boom years of the late 1980s, it was to be the golf development parexcellence.
▪ During the boom years of the 1980s the Duke of Westminter's company embarked on a building spree, especially in Mayfair.
▪ Once again it has been left to a recession to catch out those who overstretched themselves in the boom years.
▪ The last increase in interest in diesel fleet cars was in the boom years of the mid-to-late Eighties.
▪ The 1970s were the boom years.
▪ The boom years of the 1980s, however, have seen private-sector profitability soar.
▪ Annual railway construction more than trebled between the end of the 1880s and the boom years of the late 1890s.
▪ But has the Fed failed to prevent the imbalances created by the recent boom from getting out of hand?
▪ Only after he committed suicide in February 1988 did the mass media acknowledge his talents and create a Bashlachev boom.
▪ Businessmen are enjoying their first boom for ten years.
▪ Budapest is enjoying a construction boom, and the government reported a sharp fall in unemployment last month.
▪ The docks were experiencing a boom in trade and all day long a steady stream of customers came and went.
▪ In recent years -- not withstanding a recession-induced slowdown in 1992 -- corporate spending on culture has experienced a small boom.
▪ But he also had the good fortune to take over National just as the industry began to experience an unprecedented four-year boom.
▪ Growth in air travel is fuelling the boom.
▪ Then on Wednesday night he forecast that interest rates would drop - fuelling the City boom.
▪ a log boom
▪ A more pressing problem is Mexico's dramatic baby boom.
▪ a record-breaking boom in tourism
▪ A sonic boom was heard by observers on the shore as the meteorite fell to earth.
▪ Canada enjoyed a real economic boom in the postwar years.
▪ Motorola is one of the leaders in the global technology boom.
▪ the boom in cellular phone ownership
▪ The boom of cannon continued for most of the day.
▪ The fitness boom started in the 1970s.
▪ The impact of the property boom was first felt in the financial markets.
▪ The IT market is growing, thanks to the Internet boom.
▪ the post-war property boom
▪ There was a loud boom. The chemical works was on fire.
▪ Witnesses heard the first loud boom at 3:03 p.m.
▪ Extend your arms Keep them well down the boom to get the rig as upright as possible. 3.
▪ From beginning to end, each cycle of boom and slump lasts, Kondratiev argued, for about fifty years.
▪ In Gwinnett County, Ga., a boom that began more than a decade ago continues with no end in sight.
▪ The boom years brought by Brian Little have gone.
▪ The bias litigation boom is in large measure traceable to key changes in the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
▪ The trends in prices and construction track very closely past cycles of booms and busts.
▪ There were two big booms, then the cloud started forming.
▪ His own followers cheered him repeatedly as the rhetoric boomed out through the slight electronic distortion of the public address systems.
▪ He learned how to boom out facts and figures to the city council members that they were unable to refute.
▪ He boomed out, slipping in all the glottal stops and nasal sobs of an appallingly melodramatic tenor.
▪ Tall man, booming out laughter and orders, watching us, adoring us.
▪ A loud guffaw boomed out from the lounge and he glanced through the doorway, thankful to be out-of the way.
▪ Gloucestershire police say the pornographic video business appears to be booming, so a crackdown on the dealers is to be welcomed.
▪ Or else because business was booming, the money was there, and the experiments might just possibly pay off some day.
▪ When their businesses were booming, they could afford to pose as tough-talking entrepreneurs keen to take on the telephone companies.
▪ Its paging business was booming, and annual operating profits broke the $ 1 billion mark.
▪ People migrated into the villages and towns of the coalfield where business was booming.
▪ Schilling fought it, but since business was booming, he was shouted down.
▪ He realised that when Field played his pianos in City salerooms, business boomed.
▪ And then when the economy starts booming they start spending more because they have got nice surpluses.
▪ Underwire EconomiesThe dark side: the informal economy booms.
▪ The economy booms like cannon, far out at sea on a lone ship.
▪ As her economy boomed, she needed more black labor.
▪ Ireland, whose economy is booming, is looking at allowing in 200,000 skilled workers over seven years.
▪ The economy is booming and reaching out to some previously neglected economic sectors.
▪ As the economy boomed, champagne boomed with it, becoming the house wine of the upwardly mobile.
▪ Local governments, too, cooperated, glad to have their economy boomed for them.
▪ As the media went rabid with outrage, a for and against Manson/Family industry began to boom.
▪ On the contrary, the industry is booming, although these days it goes by the name of direct selling.
▪ Next thing she knew, the industry was booming, and sales poured in.
▪ The range of sports programmes, live and packaged, is extraordinary, while the videotape market is booming.
▪ With thousands of new residents arriving in Las Vegas each month, the housing market is booming.
▪ A crash of thunder boomed so loudly that the floor shook.
▪ They frequently shifted and broke apart under the warming sun, sounding like thunder, booming cannonades and shotgun blasts.
▪ Foreign trade is booming, but not enough to account for a doubling of stock prices.
▪ Pat Buchanan not withstanding, trade is booming more than ever before.
▪ People passing in the street would hear his voice booming through the big wisteria -hung window that looked down the hill.
▪ Most of all her voice booms, whether she's praising her spicy Southwest eggs or when she sings opera on stage.
▪ His abusive father routine earned him a spontaneous burst of applause, his voice booming to the rafters.
▪ Cellnet has 800,000 subscribers, and business is booming.
▪ Tourism boomed here in the late 1990s.
▪ We're happy to report that business is booming this year.
▪ A crash of thunder boomed so loudly that the floor shook.
▪ Coastal development and tourism are booming.
▪ Every time Peter said a word, his father would boom him.
▪ I boomed one drive 265 yards.
▪ Lower marginal rates would also improve work incentives and shrink the black economy, which is said to be booming.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Boom \Boom\ (b[=oo]m), n. [D. boom tree, pole, beam, bar. See Beam.]

  1. (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.

  2. (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.

  3. A pole with a conspicuous top, set up to mark the channel in a river or harbor. [Obs.]

  4. (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.

  5. (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.

  1. A hollow roar, as of waves or cannon; also, the hollow cry of the bittern; a booming.

  2. 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.]

  1. 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.

  2. To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.

    Alarm guns booming through the night air.
    --W. Irving.

  3. To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.

    She comes booming down before it.

  4. 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.)).


in the business sense, 1873, sometimes said to be from boom (n.1), from the nautical meaning "a long spar run out to extend the foot of a sail" -- a ship "booming" being one in full sail. But it could just as well be from boom (v.) on the notion of "suddenness."


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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  1. v. make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall" [syn: din]

  2. hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer" [syn: smash, nail, blast]

  3. be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed" [syn: thunder]

  4. make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song" [syn: boom out]

  5. grow stronger; "The economy was booming" [syn: prosper, thrive, get ahead, flourish, expand]

  1. n. a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: roar, roaring, thunder]

  2. a state of economic prosperity

  3. 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]

  4. a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set [syn: microphone boom]

  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


Boom usually refers to an onomatopoeic word for the sound that an explosion makes. Boom may also refer to:

Boom (sailing)

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 (film)

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".

Boom (windsurfing)

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.

Category:Windsurfing equipment

Boom (Anastacia song)

"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 (Mario 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 (P.O.D. song)

"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 (Royce da 5'9" song)

"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 (play)

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.

Boom (entertainer)

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 (T-Pain song)

"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 (Snoop Dogg song)

"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.

Boom (ship)

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.

Boom (containment)

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.

Boom (album)

Boom is the second studio album by the American garage rock band The Sonics, released in February 1966.

Boom (navigational barrier)

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 (nickname)

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 (surname)

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 (Garmonbozia album)

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.