Boomdas to Bordar
(||Boom"das) n. [D. boom tree + das badger.] (Zoöl.) A small African hyracoid mammal
(Dendrohyrax arboreus) resembling the daman.
1. One who, or that which, booms.
2. (Zoöl.) A North American rodent, so named because it is said to make a booming noise. See Sewellel.
3. (Zoöl.) A large male kangaroo.
4. One who works up a "boom". [Slang, U. S.]
(Boom"er*ang) n. A very singular missile weapon used by the natives of Australia and in
some parts of India. It is usually a curved stick of hard wood, from twenty to thirty inches in length, from
two to three inches wide, and half or three quarters of an inch thick. When thrown from the hand with a
quick rotary motion, it describes very remarkable curves, according to the shape of the instrument and
the manner of throwing it, often moving nearly horizontally a long distance, then curving upward to a
considerable height, and finally taking a retrograde direction, so as to fall near the place from which it
was thrown, or even far in the rear of it.
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.
2. Advancing or increasing amid noisy excitement; as, booming prices; booming popularity. [Colloq. U.
(Boom"ing), n. 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.
(Boom"kin) n. (Naut.) Same as Bumkin.
(||Boo"mo*rah) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A small West African chevrotain resembling the
(||Boom"slang*e) n. [D. boom tree + slang snake.] (Zoöl.) A large South African tree
snake Although considered venomous by natives, it has no poison fangs.
(Boon) n. [OE. bone, boin, a petition, fr. Icel. bon; akin to Sw. & Dan. bän, AS. ben, and perh.
to E. ban; but influenced by F. bon good, fr. L. bonus. &radic86. See 2d Ban, Bounty.]
1. A prayer or petition. [Obs.]
For which to God he made so many an idle boon.
2. That which is asked or granted as a benefit or favor; a gift; a benefaction; a grant; a present.
Every good gift and every perfect boon is from above.
James i. 17
(Boon), a. [F. bon. See Boon, n.]
1. Good; prosperous; as, boon voyage. [Obs.]