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Ballon vs. Balloon

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Ballonnoun

(ballet) The quality of a jump by which a ballet dancer appears to pause in midair

Balloonnoun

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

Balloonnoun

Such an object as a child’s toy.

Balloonnoun

Such an object designed to transport people through the air.

Balloonnoun

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

Balloonnoun

A speech bubble.

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Balloonnoun

A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.

Balloonnoun

(architecture) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc.

‘the balloon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London’;

Balloonnoun

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

Balloonnoun

(pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell.

Balloonnoun

(obsolete) A game played with a large inflated ball.

Balloonnoun

(engraving) The outline enclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.

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Balloonnoun

(slang) A woman’s breast.

Balloonverb

(intransitive) To increase or expand rapidly.

‘His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal.’; ‘Prices will balloon if we don't act quickly.’;

Balloonverb

(intransitive) To go up or voyage in a balloon.

Balloonverb

(transitive) To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.

Balloonverb

(transitive) To inflate like a balloon.

Balloonverb

To strike (a ball) so that it flies high in the air.

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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 aërial navigation.

Balloonnoun

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

Balloonnoun

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

Balloonnoun

A bomb or shell.

Balloonnoun

A game played with a large inflated ball.

Balloonnoun

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

Balloonverb

To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.

Balloonverb

To go up or voyage in a balloon.

Balloonverb

To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.

Balloonnoun

small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

Balloonnoun

large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air

Balloonverb

ride in a hot-air balloon;

‘He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China’;

Balloonverb

become inflated;

‘The sails ballooned’;

Balloonnoun

a small coloured rubber bag which is inflated with air and then sealed at the neck, used as a child's toy or a decoration

‘the room was festooned with balloons and streamers’; ‘his derision pricked the fragile balloon of her vanity’;

Balloonnoun

a large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air, typically one carrying a basket for passengers

‘he set his sights on crossing the Pacific by balloon’;

Balloonnoun

a rounded outline in which the words or thoughts of characters in a comic strip or cartoon are written

‘a balloon reading ‘Ka-Pow!’’;

Balloonnoun

a large rounded drinking glass, used especially for brandy

‘a balloon of armagnac’;

Balloonnoun

a stupid person.

Balloonverb

swell out in a spherical shape

‘the trousers ballooned out below his waist’;

Balloonverb

(of an amount of money spent or owed) increase rapidly

‘the company's debt has ballooned in the last five years’;

Balloonverb

(of a person) increase rapidly in weight

‘I ate out of boredom and I just ballooned up’;

Balloonverb

(with reference to a ball) lob or be lobbed high in the air

‘the ball ballooned into the air’;

Balloonverb

travel by hot-air balloon

‘he is famous for ballooning across oceans’;

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.

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