booming

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hushing \Hush"ing\, noun (Mining) The process of washing ore, or of uncovering mineral veins, by a heavy discharge of water from a reservoir; flushing; -- also called {booming} and {hydraulic mining}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Booming \Boom"ing\, noun The act of producing a hollow or roaring sound; a violent rushing with heavy roar; as, the booming of the sea; a deep, hollow sound; as, the booming of bitterns. --Howitt.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Booming \Boom"ing\, adjective

1. Rushing with violence; swelling with a hollow sound; making a hollow sound or note; roaring; resounding.

O'er the sea-beat ships the booming waters roar. --Falcone.

2. Advancing or increasing amid noisy excitement; as, booming prices; booming popularity. [Colloq. U. S.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Boom \Boom\ (b[=oo]m), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Boomed}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Booming}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. OE. bommen to hum, D. bommen to drum, sound as an empty barrel, also W. bwmp a hollow sound; aderyn y bwmp, the bird of the hollow sound, i. e., the bittern. Cf. {Bum}, {Bump}, verb (used without an object), {Bomb}, verb (used without an object)]

1. To cry with a hollow note; to make a hollow sound, as the bittern, and some insects.

At eve the beetle boometh Athwart the thicket lone. --Tennyson.

2. To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon.

Alarm guns booming through the night air. --W. Irving.

3. To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind.

She comes booming down before it. --Totten.

4. To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

booming

adjective

1: very lively and profitable; "flourishing businesses"; "a palmy time for stockbrokers"; "a prosperous new business"; "doing a roaring trade"; "a thriving tourist center"; "did a thriving business in orchids" [syn: {booming}, {flourishing}, {palmy}, {prospering}, {prosperous}, {roaring}, {thriving}]

2: used of the voice [syn: {booming}, {stentorian}]


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