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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

1 A floating device that is used to contain oil on a body of water.

2 Equipment used to apply pesticides from a tractor or other vehicle.

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Booms

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 9 words.

Dutch and North German: variant of Boom.

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boom

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 7 words.

lower the boom on: see lower.

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 16 words.

(naut.) long spar; floating timber barrier. XVI (Sc. boume). — Du. boom tree, pole, BEAM.

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 17 words.

(orig. U.S.) sudden activity in commerce. XIX. prob. application of BOOM.

Also as vb. XIX.

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John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 30 words.

A period of optimism, high economic activity, and relatively low unemployment. In booms prices rise faster than usual, and primary

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John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 30 words.

A period of optimism, high economic activity, and relatively low unemployment. In booms prices rise faster than usual, and primary

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John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.

in A Dictionary of Economics

January 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economics. 30 words.

A period of optimism, high economic activity, and relatively low unemployment. In booms prices rise faster than usual, and primary

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Boom

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 38 words.

Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch boom, Middle Low German bōm ‘tree’, hence a nickname for a particularly

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 138 words.

abloom, assume, backroom, bloom, Blum, boom, broom, brume, combe, consume, doom, entomb, exhume, flume, foredoom, fume, gloom, groom,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 138 words.

abloom, assume, backroom, bloom, Blum, boom, broom, brume, combe, consume, doom, entomb, exhume, flume, foredoom, fume, gloom, groom,

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