boom

Part of speech: verb

To sound with a deep, resonant tone; rush onward impetuously.

Part of speech: noun

A deep, reverberating sound, as of a cannon.

Part of speech: verb

To control or confine by means of a boom.

Part of speech: noun

A spar holding the foot of a fore- and- aft sail.

Part of speech: noun

A chain of logs to confine floating logs, etc.

Part of speech: verb

To push forward; advance with a rush; gain rapidly.

Part of speech: noun

A torrent; sudden activity or prosperity.

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Usage examples "boom":

  1. Abreast of Jefferson Barracks they heard the boom of a cannon, and a great ring of smoke drifted in their direction. - "The Boys' Life of Mark Twain", Albert Bigelow Paine.
  2. If he actually did possess such a weakness, Little Missouri and the boom town were fully able to satisfy it. - "Roosevelt in the Bad Lands", Hermann Hagedorn.
  3. But suppose there is a regular battle on, it would be hard to tell about the boom from any particular gun, wouldn't it? - "The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen", Kenneth Ward.