The Pony Express stopped galloping in the mid-1800s, and the train system was booming.
His barracks at Fort Carson sat near the artillery range and the booming shells sent him trembling under his bed.
Most of the globe may still be reeling from the great recession, but one continent is booming.
Enter private prisons: a booming industry that is capitalizing on that need.
The move comes as microbreweries around the country are booming.
The weather was oppressively warm again on this day, and business in Ecorse was apparently not "booming."
It is pouring again to-night and the guns are booming in an ominous manner.
Midnight, a stone tower, a booming clock, and darkness make an appeal to the imagination.
The guns are booming away, but the sniping has decreased to-day.
See her now at the end of that procession across the booming rollers on the east sky.
mid-15c., earliest use was for bees and wasps, probably echoic of humming. The meaning "make a loud noise" is 15c. Cf. 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.)).
Wonderful; fashionable; outstanding; great (1990s+ Canadian students)
Marijuana (1950s+ Narcotics)