What does balloon mean?

Definitions for balloon
bəˈlunbal·loon

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. balloon(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. balloon(Noun)

    Such an object as a child's toy.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. balloon(Noun)

    Such an object designed to transport people through the air.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. balloon(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  5. balloon(Noun)

    A speech bubble.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. balloon(Noun)

    A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. balloon(Verb)

    To increase or expand rapidly.

    Etymology: 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.

  8. balloon(Verb)

    To go up or voyage in a balloon.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. balloon

    A bag or hollow vessel, made of silk or other light material, and filled with hydrogen gas or heated air, so as to rise and float in the atmosphere; called for distinction an air-balloon. Balloons were used extensively as a means of observation during the American civil war, 1861-65, and in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce balloon?

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How to say balloon in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Rajveer Purohit:

    You can imagine a balloon that gets filled up with water, and then you have this tense sheath that's surrounding the balloon, and that's what gives you the stiffness with an erection. And the fracture is a rupture of the balloon and the sheath surrounding the balloon, the vast majority of cases are one-sided, or unilateral, corporal ruptures. But sometimes Rajveer Purohit do have someone who's had a bilateral, or two-sided, corporal fracture involving the urethra.

  3. George Harrison:

    I just saw it as playing a game, i'll wear a f ****** balloon if somebody's going to pay me !

  4. Karen Clay:

    I just feel crushed. I don't know how else to explain it, it's like, there's got to be more. ... We had inflated Mueller into this giant balloon and now it's like all the air has come out and I don't know how I feel. I just, I just feel deflated and defeated.

  5. Sarah Elliott:

    I think whenever his detractors go after him, it makes him double down and it actually encourages him to keep going and prove everybody wrong, so I think that's the effect the balloon will have.

Images & Illustrations of balloon

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