Definitions for balloonbəˈlun
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an inflatable rubber bag used as a toy or for decoration.
a fabric bag filled with heated air or a gas lighter than air, designed to rise and float, often with a gondola suspended under it for passengers or instruments:
a hot-air balloon.
(in cartoons) an outline enclosing words represented as issuing from the mouth of a speaker.
(v.i.)to ride in a balloon.
to puff out like a balloon.
to increase at a rapid rate.
(v.t.)to inflate or distend (something) like a balloon.
(adj.)puffed out like a balloon:
(esp. of a loan or mortgage) having a payment at the end of the term that is much bigger than the previous ones.
Origin of balloon:
1570–80; (< MF ballon) < Upper It ballone, der. of balla ball < Langobardic; see ball1
large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
ride in a hot-air balloon
"He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
balloon, inflate, billow(verb)
"The sails ballooned"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a round, air-filled rubber party decoration
blowing up the balloons
a hot-air balloon
The balloon rose slowly.
An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
Such an object as a childu2019s toy.
Such an object designed to transport people through the air.
A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty.
A speech bubble.
A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.
To increase or expand rapidly.
To go up or voyage in a balloon.
Origin: 1570, "a game played with a large, inflated leather ball" (possibly via ballon) from pallone "large ball" from palla "ball", of origin, from palla "ball" from ballô, from bholn-, from . Akin to Old High German ballo, bal "ball" ( Ballen "bale"; Ball "ball"). More at ball.
a bag made of silk or other light material, and filled with hydrogen gas or heated air, so as to rise and float in the atmosphere; especially, one with a car attached for aerial navigation
a ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London
a round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form
a bomb or shell
a game played with a large inflated ball
the outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure
to take up in, or as if in, a balloon
to go up or voyage in a balloon
to expand, or puff out, like a balloon
A balloon is a flexible bag which can be inflated with a gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, or air. Modern balloons are made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene, or a nylon fabric, while some early balloons were made of dried animal bladders, such as the pig bladder. Some balloons are used for decorative purposes, while others are used for practical purposes such as meteorology, medical treatment, military defense, or transportation. A balloon's properties, including its low density and low cost, have led to a wide range of applications. The rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday in 1824, during the course of experiments with various gases.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'balloon' in Nouns Frequency: #2963
Translations for balloon
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a large bag, made of light material and filled with a gas lighter than air
They decorated the dance-hall with balloons.
- balãoPortuguese (BR)
- der LuftballonGerman
- μπαλόνι, αερόστατοGreek
- بالون، هوايى كڅوړه، هغه كڅوړه چه له گاز څخه هوا ته د پورته كيدو په غرض ډكيږى: بالون ته ورته نا نځكه، هر تش منځى پړسيدلى شىPashto
- воздушный шарRussian
- ลูกโป่ง; ลูกบอลลูนThai
- 氣球Chinese (Trad.)
- повітряна куляUkrainian
- kinh khí cầuVietnamese
- 气球Chinese (Simp.)
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