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Balloon meaning

balloon - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. large tough non- rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
  2. 2. ride in a hot- air balloon; " He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London.
  5. 5. A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
  6. 6. A bomb or shell.
  7. 7. A game played with a large inflated ball.
  8. 8. The outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
  9. 9. To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
  10. 10. To go up or voyage in a balloon.
  11. 11. To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.
  12. 12. Bag filled with gas to make it ascend.

balloon - examples of usage

  1. He'll try to stand on his reputation, and cave in like a pricked balloon when the crash comes. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  2. The Boss rose, with what was intended for an air of injured dignity, but his fat face all at once seemed sagged and wrinkled, like a pricked balloon. - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  3. And he began noticing sections where the bubble did not seem to be perfectly concave, as though the rolling mill had pressed the metal too thin in places and it was swelling out like an over- inflated balloon. - "The Nothing Equation", Tom Godwin.
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