What does balloon mean?

Definitions for balloon
bəˈlunbal·loon

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word balloon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. balloonnoun

    large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air

  2. balloonverb

    small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

  3. balloonverb

    ride in a hot-air balloon

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

  4. balloon, inflate, billowverb

    become inflated

    "The sails ballooned"

Wiktionary

  1. balloonnoun

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

  2. balloonnoun

    Such an object as a child's toy.

  3. balloonnoun

    Such an object designed to transport people through the air.

  4. balloonnoun

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

  5. balloonnoun

    A speech bubble.

  6. balloonnoun

    A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.

  7. balloonverb

    To increase or expand rapidly.

  8. balloonverb

    To go up or voyage in a balloon.

  9. 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BALLON, Balloonnoun

    Etymology: ballon, Fr.

Wikipedia

  1. Balloon

    A balloon is a flexible bag that can be inflated with a gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, and air. For special tasks, balloons can be filled with smoke, liquid water, granular media (e.g. sand, flour or rice), or light sources. Modern day balloons are made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene, or a nylon fabric, and can come in many different colors. Some early balloons were made of dried animal bladders, such as the pig bladder. Some balloons are used for decorative purposes or entertaining 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 experiments with various gases. He invented them for use in the lab.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Balloonnoun

    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. Balloonnoun

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

  3. Balloonnoun

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

  4. Balloonnoun

    a bomb or shell

  5. Balloonnoun

    a game played with a large inflated ball

  6. Balloonnoun

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

  7. Balloonverb

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

  8. Balloonverb

    to go up or voyage in a balloon

  9. Balloonverb

    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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. balloonnoun

    Heroin supplier or dealer.

  2. balloonnoun

    A penny balloon that contains narcotics.

  3. balloonnoun

    Slang for condom.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Jacob Mitich:

    Pop pop pop. I thought it was a balloon. I didn’t know what it was.

  2. Jonas Van Doorsselaere:

    Every flight is different, every day we meet new people from all over the world with interesting stories. For most people it's their first balloon experience. It gives me a great feeling to see them smiling and enjoying their experience like I did with my first ride.

  3. William Schaffner:

    The air seems to have gone out of the hydroxychloroquine balloon I'm afraid, i'd be surprised if there were many patients and their families or doctors who would want to pursue using hydroxychloroquine.

  4. Carrejo Labendeira:

    We loved summer school. It was such a good time, we did arts and crafts, woodwork, ceramics. I just remember doing water balloon tosses, and we'd play fun games like truth and dare out in the park.

  5. Steve Smith:

    It is, however, worth noting that every balloon released in Memorial Stadium is natural latex biodegradable, and they are tied off with 100% cotton strings.

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