Origin of boom1
OTHER WORDS FROM boomboom·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for boom (2 of 2)
- an outrigger used on certain aircraft for connecting the tail surfaces to the fuselage.
- a maneuverable and retractable pipe on a tanker aircraft for refueling another aircraft in flight.
- chord1 (def. 4).
Origin of boom2
OTHER WORDS FROM boomboomless, adjective
How to use boom in a sentence
After six months of financial hardship, including a delayed start to summer travel, some hope a fall boom will compensate for lost business.
We live in a time of booming tech stocks and tech-driven social transformation so profound that even professional thinkers struggle to process it.HBO’s new sex cult doc has big lessons for investors|dzanemorris|September 2, 2020|Fortune
The Zurich-based bank’s latest earnings point to other successes in its Asia push, with net new assets in the region’s private banking business swelling by 80% in the second quarter amid a trading boom.Credit Suisse aims to double its headcount in China in 5 years|Claire Zillman, reporter|August 31, 2020|Fortune
Coming as a surprise to no one, with in-person stores closed, online shopping has been booming and Amazon and Walmart are two online marketplaces that are reaping the rewards.‘E-commerce is expensive’: How invisible technology and infrastructure overhauls will save retail|Kayleigh Barber|August 31, 2020|Digiday
In some respects, Madoff is the godfather of today’s retail trading boom.How Ponzi mastermind Bernie Madoff enabled the US retail trading boom|John Detrixhe|August 30, 2020|Quartz
There are times when economies are booming, but people continue to fall through the cracks.
Yes, the stock market is booming but overwhelmingly Americans are unhappy with their economic situation—and for good reason.
Her voice, booming and soulful, capturing the attention of every ear in the theater, confirms what she is capable of.The Swedish Queen of Soulful Pop: Mapei Won’t Wait for You to Listen|Caitlin Dickson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“You know, you ask a lot of questions,” says the security guard in a booming voice.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con|Sujay Kumar|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rooftop solar—individual homeowners putting generating systems on their roofs—is also booming in Arizona.
They're loaded, you see, and they go booming along as innocently as you please; but if you touch 'em—why, 'There you aren't!'Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
Returning to Bithoor the Nana was proclaimed Peishwa amid the booming of cannon and the plaudits of his retainers.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
They also made good use of their field-pieces, and ever and anon the booming of cannon was heard in the streets of Manila.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
His deep eyes took it all in, and then he announced in his booming voice from far above us.
"We need something to do," they said, all in that great booming voice that seemed to come from the ceiling.
British Dictionary definitions for boom (1 of 2)
Word Origin for boom
British Dictionary definitions for boom (2 of 2)
- a barrier across a waterway, usually consisting of a chain of connected floating logs, to confine free-floating logs, protect a harbour from attack, etc
- the area so barred off
Word Origin for boom
Other Idioms and Phrases with boom
see lower the boom.