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Princeton's WordNet

  1. balloon(noun)

    large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air

  2. balloon(verb)

    small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

  3. balloon(verb)

    ride in a hot-air balloon

    "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"

  4. balloon, inflate, billow(verb)

    become inflated

    "The sails ballooned"


  1. balloon(Noun)

    An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.

  2. balloon(Noun)

    Such an object as a child's toy.

  3. balloon(Noun)

    Such an object designed to transport people through the air.

  4. balloon(Noun)

    A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty.

  5. balloon(Noun)

    A speech bubble.

  6. balloon(Noun)

    A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.

  7. balloon(Verb)

    To increase or expand rapidly.

  8. balloon(Verb)

    To go up or voyage in a balloon.

  9. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balloon(noun)

    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

  2. Balloon(noun)

    a ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London

  3. Balloon(noun)

    a round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form

  4. Balloon(noun)

    a bomb or shell

  5. Balloon(noun)

    a game played with a large inflated ball

  6. Balloon(noun)

    the outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure

  7. Balloon(verb)

    to take up in, or as if in, a balloon

  8. Balloon(verb)

    to go up or voyage in a balloon

  9. Balloon(verb)

    to expand, or puff out, like a balloon


  1. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Balloon

    bal-lōōn′, n. an inflated air-tight envelope of paper or silk, constructed to float in the air and carry a considerable weight when filled with heated air or light gas: anything inflated, empty: (obs.) a game played with a large inflated ball.—v.i. to ascend in a balloon: to puff out like a balloon.—n. Balloon′ist, an aeronaut. [It. ballone, augmentative of balla, ball.]

Editors Contribution

  1. balloon

    A type of flexible bag and product created and produced in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles, some you can inflate with a specific type of gas or another you use your breath and air from your lungs to inflate them, sold a single product or a specific number in a form of packaging.

    Balloons are bought for parties, celebrations and for other purposes, created in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes etc.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on November 2, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'balloon' in Nouns Frequency: #2963

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balloon in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balloon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of balloon in a Sentence

  1. Charles Poveromo:

    When we found out it was like a balloon deflating.

  2. Sarah Elliott:

    So I think that's the effect the balloon will have.

  3. Beth Ann Bovino:

    They want to let go of the balloon and see how markets respond.

  4. Dan Fuss:

    This is a trial balloon, it's an opening in the overall discussion.

  5. Steven Conley:

    If you stuck a balloon over the leak, it would fill up the Rose Bowl.

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