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Meaning of boom

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  boom
      n 1: a deep prolonged loud noise [syn: {boom}, {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 like an assembly line" [syn:
         {boom}, {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: {boom}, {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
      v 1: make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice
           boomed through the hall" [syn: {boom}, {din}]
      2: hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer" [syn: {smash}, {nail},
         {boom}, {blast}]
      3: be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it
         thunders, my dog crawls under the bed" [syn: {thunder},
         {boom}]
      4: make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of
         the song" [syn: {boom}, {boom out}]
      5: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is
         thriving"; "business is booming" [syn: {boom}, {thrive},
         {flourish}, {expand}]


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