Balloony vs. Balloon - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Balloon

    A balloon is a flexible bag that can be inflated with a gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, air. For special tasks balloons are even filled with smoke, liquid water, granular media like sand, flour or rice – to get somewhat evacuated, a button – to roll, a LED or other light source. To make a thicker elastic ballon 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.

Wiktionary

  • Balloony (adjective)

    Tending to balloon

  • Balloon (noun)

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

  • Balloon (noun)

    Such an object as a child’s toy.

  • Balloon (noun)

    Such an object designed to transport people through the air.

  • Balloon (noun)

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

  • Balloon (noun)

    A speech bubble.

  • Balloon (noun)

    A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.

  • Balloon (noun)

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

    "the balloon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London"

  • Balloon (noun)

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

  • Balloon (noun)

    A bomb or shell.

  • Balloon (noun)

    A game played with a large inflated ball.

  • Balloon (noun)

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

  • Balloon (noun)

    A woman’s breast.

  • Balloon (verb)

    To increase or expand rapidly.

    "His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal."

    "Prices will balloon if we don't act quickly."

  • Balloon (verb)

    To go up or voyage in a balloon.

  • Balloon (verb)

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

  • Balloon (verb)

    To inflate like a balloon.

  • Balloon (verb)

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

Oxford Dictionary

  • Balloony (adjective)

    Resembling or reminiscent of a balloon or balloons.

  • Balloon (noun)

    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"

  • Balloon (noun)

    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"

  • Balloon (noun)

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

    "a balloon reading ‘Ka-Pow!’"

  • Balloon (noun)

    a large rounded drinking glass, used especially for brandy

    "a balloon of armagnac"

  • Balloon (noun)

    a stupid person.

  • Balloon (verb)

    swell out in a spherical shape

    "the trousers ballooned out below his waist"

  • Balloon (verb)

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

    "the company's debt has ballooned in the last five years"

  • Balloon (verb)

    (of a person) increase rapidly in weight

    "I ate out of boredom and I just ballooned up"

  • Balloon (verb)

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

    "the ball ballooned into the air"

  • Balloon (verb)

    travel by hot-air balloon

    "he is famous for ballooning across oceans"

Webster Dictionary

  • Balloon (noun)

    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.

  • Balloon (noun)

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

  • Balloon (noun)

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

  • Balloon (noun)

    A bomb or shell.

  • Balloon (noun)

    A game played with a large inflated ball.

  • Balloon (noun)

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

  • Balloon

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

  • Balloon (verb)

    To go up or voyage in a balloon.

  • Balloon (verb)

    To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Balloon (noun)

    small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck

  • Balloon (noun)

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

  • Balloon (verb)

    ride in a hot-air balloon;

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

  • Balloon (verb)

    become inflated;

    "The sails ballooned"

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