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Dictionary definition for: Boom

1. (n) a deep prolonged loud noise

2. (v) make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"

3. (n) a state of economic prosperity

4. (v) hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"

7. (n) a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set

8. (v) make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"

9. (n) 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

10. (v) grow stronger; "The economy was booming"

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