boom

I UK [buːm] / US [bum] noun
Word forms "boom":
singular boom plural booms
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1)
a) [countable/uncountable] economics a sudden major increase in trade, profits etc in a particular country or region

the economic boom of the 1980s

boom years

b) [countable] a similar increase in the activity of a particular industry or part of a country's economy

an export/investment/house-building boom

boom in:

The island is experiencing a boom in tourism.

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2) [countable] a sudden increase in the popularity of something

the aerobics boom of the 1980s

boom in:

the recent boom in all kinds of counselling and therapy

3) [countable, usually singular] a deep loud sound that continues for some time, for example the noise of thunder or an explosion
4)
a) [countable] cinema a pole with a camera or microphone attached to it, used in film-making or broadcasting
b) a long pole attached to the bottom of a boat's sail, that is used for changing the direction of the sail
5) [countable] a large floating object that is used for blocking a river or stream, for example to stop pollution flowing into it

II UK [buːm] / US [bum] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "boom":
present tense I/you/we/they boom he/she/it booms present participle booming past tense boomed past participle boomed
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1)
a) [usually progressive] economics if a country, region, or industry is booming, it is experiencing a period of economic success, with a lot of trade and business activity

The housing market is booming.

b) if an activity is booming, it is becoming very popular

Interest in archaeology is booming.

2) to make a deep loud sound that continues for some time

Thunder boomed in the distance.

boom out:

A voice boomed out from the loudspeakers.


Derived word:
booming
adjective

booming sales of computer software


his deep booming laugh


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