Definitions for balloonbəˈlun
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
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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