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Meaning of BOOMERANG

Pronunciation:  'boomu`rang

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
  2. [n]  (Australian) a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
  3. [v]  return to the initial position from where it came; like a boomerang

BOOMERANG is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: backfire, throw stick, throwing stick
 See Also: come back, get back, go back, kiley, kylie, miscalculation, misestimation, misreckoning, missile, projectile, return



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of or throw a boomerang indicates that what you do to others will come back to you, whether it is positive or negative.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: backfire, backlash, backlashing, bola, bolt, bounce, bounce back, bound, bound back, brickbat, cannon, cannon off, carom, comeback, contrecoup, counter, counterblast, counterblow, countermissile, counterstroke, exchange, fly back, give-and-take, have repercussions, interchange, Irish confetti, kick, kick back, kickback, lash back, miscarry, missile, projectile, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, reciprocation, recoil, repercuss, repercussion, reply, repulse, resile, resilience, retaliation, retort, return, ricochet, rock, rocket, snap back, spring, spring back, stone, throw stick, throwing-stick, torpedo, waddy