Definitions of balloon

  1. To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
  2. To go up or voyage in a balloon.
  3. To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.
  4. become inflated; " The sails ballooned"
  5. large tough non- rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
  6. ride in a hot- air balloon; " He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
  7. small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
  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.
  9. A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London.
  10. A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
  11. A bomb or shell.
  12. A game played with a large inflated ball.
  13. The outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
  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.
  15. A large bag, made of light material, and filled with a gas lighter than common air, so as to make it ascend.
  16. Bag filled with gas to make it ascend.
  17. A bag inflated with a light gas so that it rises and floats in the air.
  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.
  19. Any round hollow body; a spherical body filled with light gas, so as to rise and float in the air.
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