Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “boom”

boom

verb [I]     /buːm/ ECONOMICS, FINANCE
to experience an increase in economic activity, interest, or growth: Small businesses have boomed, since the government passed a new law making it easier to set them up. Business is booming, producing increased earnings. With the economy booming, opportunities have never been better for entrepreneurs. → See also boom and bust
(Definition of boom verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of boom

Definitions of “boom” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More