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Definitions of balloon

  1. To take up in, or as if in, a balloon. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To go up or voyage in a balloon. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To expand, or puff out, like a balloon. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. become inflated; "The sails ballooned" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A bomb or shell. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A game played with a large inflated ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A large bag of prepared silk or other material, which, when filled with a lighter-than-air gas such as hydrogen, ascends and floats in the atmosphere; a large, inflated ball. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A large bag, made of light material, and filled with a gas lighter than common air, so as to make it ascend. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Bag filled with gas to make it ascend. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. A bag inflated with a light gas so that it rises and floats in the air. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Any spherical hollow body; a large spherical bag of silk or other light material, which, being filled with hydrogen gas or heated air, rises and floats in the air; a glass receiver, of a spherical form, used in distilling; a kind of firework resembling a bomb: a ball, or globe, on the top of a pillar cupola. &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Any round hollow body; a spherical body filled with light gas, so as to rise and float in the air. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. He did a good deal of sight- seeing of his own kind, and once went up in a captive balloon – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  2. It was the Ladysmith balloon – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
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