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noun 
  1. A period of prosperity or market activity
  2. (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
  3. A horizontal member of a crane or derrick, used for lifting.
  4. An abrupt, low-pitched sound, such as of an explosion. (The boom of the surf)
  5. A floating barrier across a harbour entrance used to obstruct the entry of an enemy
Translations: 
  • Dutch: hoogconjunctuur
  • French: mat(fr)m
  • German: Drí¶hnen
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To be prosperous.
Business was booming.
  1. (intransitive) To speak or make noise with an intense, low pitch.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: dreunen
  • German: drí¶hnen
  • Spanish: retumbar(es)
Etymology: Onomatopoetic, except in the "horizontal member" senses, which derive from the Dutch for tree.


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