What is boom?

  • (noun): A sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money).
    Example: "The demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed lik an assembly line"
    Synonyms: bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on boom:

Squeezebox (network Music Player) - Squeezebox Versions - Squeezebox Boom (August 2008)
... In a departure from previous models, the Boom combines Squeezebox functionality with a DSP, a 30 W integrated amplifier and bi-amped stereo two-way ... Without a network connection, the Boom can still amplify and play a line level signal from an external player through a 3.5mm mini-jack plug ... The Squeezebox Boom was discontinued in early 2011, with no immediate replacement model ready ...
Crash Boom Bang! - Reception
... Power 4/10 Official Nintendo Magazine 61% Pocket Gamer 5/10 Crash Boom Bang! has garnered a generally negative reception from critics, with the game receiving an average ranking of 42.45% at Game ... explode, there isn't a whole lot that's Crash-like about Crash Boom Bang!" ... IGN's review was one of the most scathing, dubbing Crash Boom Bang! "a terrible, terrible game with poor organization" and "easily one of the worst games on the ...
Boom, Like That
... "Boom, Like That" is a 2004 single by Mark Knopfler, from his album Shangri-La ... It is – with "Darling Pretty" – one of the only two Mark Knopfler solo singles to reach the UK Top 40, hitting no ...
Compact Excavator - Structure - Independent Boom Swing
... The primary purpose of boom swing is for offset digging around obstacles or along foundations, walls or forms ... Independent boom swing is one of the major advantages of a compact excavator over other excavation equipment ...
Aviation Vacation - Censorship
... One native asks another, "What did they say?" The other native says (imitating drum sound), "Boom di di boom di di boom boom boom boom..." ...

More definitions of "boom":

  • (noun): A state of economic prosperity.
  • (noun): 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.
  • (verb): Make a resonant sound, like artillery.
    Synonyms: din
  • (noun): A pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set.
    Synonyms: microphone boom
  • (verb): Be the case that thunder is being heard.
    Synonyms: thunder
  • (verb): Make a deep hollow sound.
    Synonyms: boom out

Famous quotes containing the word boom:

    California is a place in which a boom mentality and a sense of Chekhovian loss meet in uneasy suspension; in which the mind is troubled by some buried but ineradicable suspicion that things had better work here, because here, beneath that immense bleached sky, is where we run out of continent.
    Joan Didion (b. 1935)

    The cohort that made up the population boom is now grown up; many are in fact middle- aged. They are one reason for the enormous current interest in such topics as child rearing and families. The articulate and highly educated children of the baby boom form a huge, literate market for books on various issues in parenting and child rearing, and, as time goes on, adult development, divorce, midlife crisis, old age, and of course, death.
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century)