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It Has 4 letters ( b o o m )         2 vowels ( o o )         2 consonants ( b m )         Word on the contrary moob

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English - Pronunciation

* enPR: boo͞m * (UK) IPA(key): /buːm/ * (US) IPA(key): /bum/ * Rhymes: -uːm

  • enPR: boo͞m
  • Rhymes: -uːm

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English - Etymology 1

Onomatopoetic, perhaps borrowed; compare German _bummen_, Dutch _bommen_. VERB BOOM (_third-person singular simple present_ BOOMS, _present participle_ BOOMING, _simple past and past participle_ BOOMED) * To make a loud, resonant sound. _Thunder BOOMED in the distance and lightning flashes lit up the horizon._ _The cannon BOOMED, recoiled, and spewed a heavy smoke cloud._ _Beneath the cliff, the sea was BOOMING on the rocks._ _I can hear the organ slowly BOOMING from the chapel._ * (transitive, figuratively, of speech) To exclaim with force, to shout, to thunder. * (transitive) To make something boom. _Men in grey robes slowly BOOMING the drums of death._ * (slang, US, obsolete) To publicly praise. * (Can we date this quote?), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, _The Problem of Thor Bridge_ If you pull this off every paper in England and America will be BOOMING you. * To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind. * Totten She comes BOOMING down before it. DERIVED TERMS * boom box * sonic boom TRANSLATIONS NOUN BOOM (_plural_ BOOMS) * A low-pitched, resonant sound, such as of an explosion. _The BOOM of the surf._ * One of the calls of certain monkeys or birds. * 1990, Mark A. Berkley, William C. Stebbins, _Comparative Perception_ Interestingly, the blue monkey's BOOM and pyow calls are both long-distance signals (Brown, 1989), yet the two calls differ in respect to their susceptibility to habitat-induced degradation. TRANSLATIONS INTERJECTION BOOM * used to suggest the sound of an explosion. TRANSLATIONS

Onomatopoetic, perhaps borrowed; compare German bummen, Dutch bommen.

Verb

boom (third-person singular simple present booms, present participle booming, simple past and past participle boomed)

  1. To make a loud, resonant sound.
    Thunder boomed in the distance and lightning flashes lit up the horizon.
    The cannon boomed, recoiled, and spewed a heavy smoke cloud.
    Beneath the cliff, the sea was booming on the rocks.
    I can hear the organ slowly booming from the chapel.
  2. (transitive, figuratively, of speech) To exclaim with force, to shout, to thunder.
  3. (transitive) To make something boom.
    Men in grey robes slowly booming the drums of death.
  4. (slang, US, obsolete) To publicly praise.
    If you pull this off every paper in England and America will be booming you.
  5. To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.
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Noun

boom (plural booms)

  1. A low-pitched, resonant sound, such as of an explosion.
    The boom of the surf.
  2. One of the calls of certain monkeys or birds.
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Interjection

boom

  1. used to suggest the sound of an explosion.
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English - Etymology 2

From Dutch _boom_ (“tree, pole”). Compare English _beam_. NOUN BOOM (_plural_ BOOMS) * (nautical) A spar extending the foot of a sail; a spar rigged outboard from a ship's side to which boats are secured in harbour. * A movable pole used to support a microphone or camera. * A horizontal member of a crane or derrick, used for lifting. * (electronics) The longest element of a Yagi antenna, on which the other, smaller ones, are transversally mounted. * A floating barrier used to obstruct navigation, for military or other purposes; or used for the containment of an oil spill. * A wishbone shaped piece of windsurfing equipment. * The arm of a crane (mechanical lifting machine). * The section of the arm on a backhoe closest to the tractor. RELATED TERMS * (nautical): buoy, cathead * crane TRANSLATIONS VERB BOOM (_third-person singular simple present_ BOOMS, _present participle_ BOOMING, _simple past and past participle_ BOOMED) * To extend, or push, with a boom or pole. _to BOOM out a sail; to BOOM off a boat_

From Dutch boom (tree, pole). Compare English beam.

Noun

boom (plural booms)

  1. (nautical) A spar extending the foot of a sail; a spar rigged outboard from a ship's side to which boats are secured in harbour.
  2. A movable pole used to support a microphone or camera.
  3. A horizontal member of a crane or derrick, used for lifting.
  4. (electronics) The longest element of a Yagi antenna, on which the other, smaller ones, are transversally mounted.
  5. A floating barrier used to obstruct navigation, for military or other purposes; or used for the containment of an oil spill.
  6. A wishbone shaped piece of windsurfing equipment.
  7. The arm of a crane (mechanical lifting machine).
  8. The section of the arm on a backhoe closest to the tractor.
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Verb

boom (third-person singular simple present booms, present participle booming, simple past and past participle boomed)

  1. To extend, or push, with a boom or pole.
    to boom out a sail; to boom off a boat

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English - Etymology 3

Or uncertain origin; perhaps a development of Etymology 1, above. NOUN BOOM (_plural_ BOOMS) * (economics, business) A period of prosperity or high market activity. ANTONYMS * (period of prosperity): recession TRANSLATIONS VERB BOOM (_third-person singular simple present_ BOOMS, _present participle_ BOOMING, _simple past and past participle_ BOOMED) * (intransitive) To be prosperous. _Business was BOOMING._ * (transitive, dated) To cause to advance rapidly in price. _to BOOM railroad or mining shares_ SYNONYMS * (to be prosperous): flourish, prosper DERIVED TERMS * sis boom bah * boom town/boomtown TRANSLATIONS

Or uncertain origin; perhaps a development of Etymology 1, above.

Noun

boom (plural booms)

  1. (economics, business) A period of prosperity or high market activity.
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Verb

boom (third-person singular simple present booms, present participle booming, simple past and past participle boomed)

  1. (intransitive) To be prosperous.
    Business was booming.
  2. (transitive, dated) To cause to advance rapidly in price.
    to boom railroad or mining shares
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English - Anagrams

* mobo, MOBO, moob

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Afrikaans - Etymology

From Dutch _boom_.

From Dutch boom.

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Afrikaans - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /boəm/

  • IPA(key): /boəm/

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Afrikaans - Noun

BOOM (_plural_ BOME) * A tree

boom (plural bome)

  1. A tree

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Dutch - Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch _boom_, from Old Dutch _bōm_, _boum_, from Proto-Germanic _*baumaz_. Cognate with English _boom_ (“horizontal member”), _beam_ (“wood”), German _Baum_ (“tree”). PRONUNCIATION * Rhymes: -oːm * IPA(key): /boːm/ NOUN BOOM m (_plural_ BOMEN, _diminutive_ BOOMPJE n) * tree * any solid, pole-shaped, usually wooden object DERIVED TERMS Trees: * boombast, boomgaard, boomgrens, boomkweker, boomschors, boomstam, boomstronk * (by type) loofboom, naaldboom * (by fruit) appelboom, noteboom * (by use) meiboom, kerstboom * (other plant species) apenboom, boomvaren * (animal species) boomkikker, boomkikvors, boomvors, boomklever, boomkruiper, boomleeuwerik Solid pole-shaped object: * bomen * (by use) hefboom, slagboom DESCENDANTS * English: boom

From Middle Dutch boom, from Old Dutch bōm, boum, from Proto-Germanic *baumaz. Cognate with English boom (horizontal member), beam (wood), German Baum (tree).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -oːm
  • IPA(key): /boːm/

Noun

boom m (plural bomen, diminutive boompje n)

  1. tree
  2. any solid, pole-shaped, usually wooden object
Derived terms

Trees:

Solid pole-shaped object:

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Dutch - Etymology 2

From English _boom_. PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /buːm/ NOUN BOOM m (_plural_ BOOMS, _diminutive_ BOOMPJE n) * boom, as in a market explosion

From English boom.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /buːm/

Noun

boom m (plural booms, diminutive boompje n)

  1. boom, as in a market explosion

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Dutch - References

* M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, _Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk)_, Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Dutch - See Also

* BOOM on Wikipedia.Wikipedia * BOOM in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.

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Italian - Etymology

English boom, from Dutch boom - see above

English boom, from Dutch boom - see above

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Italian - Noun

BOOM m (_invariable_) * A boom (sound) * A boom, rapid expansion * A boom (crane)

boom m (invariable)

  1. A boom (sound)
  2. A boom, rapid expansion
  3. A boom (crane)

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Portuguese - Noun

BOOM m (_plural_ BOOMS) * (economics, business) boom (period of prosperity)

boom m (plural booms)

  1. (economics, business) boom (period of prosperity)

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Spanish - Etymology

From English.

From English.

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Spanish - Noun

BOOM m (_plural_ BOOMS) * boom (period of prosperity or high market activity)

boom m (plural booms)

  1. boom (period of prosperity or high market activity)

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Spanish - See Also

* bum


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