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bal·loon

 (bə-lo͞on′)
n.
1.
a. A flexible bag designed to be inflated with hot air or with a gas, such as helium, that is lighter than the surrounding air, causing it to rise and float in the atmosphere.
b. Such a bag with sufficient capacity to lift and transport a suspended gondola or other load.
c. Such a bag shaped like a figure or object when inflated; an inflatable.
2. A usually round or oblong inflatable rubber bag used as a toy or decoration.
3. Medicine An inflatable device that is inserted into a body cavity or structure and distended with air or gas for therapeutic purposes, such as angioplasty.
4.
a. See speech bubble.
b. See thought bubble.
5. A balloon payment.
v. bal·looned, bal·loon·ing, bal·loons
v.intr.
1. To ascend or ride in a balloon.
2. To expand or swell out like a balloon. See Synonyms at bulge.
3. To increase or rise quickly: expenses ballooning out of control.
v.tr.
To cause to expand by or as if by inflating: unforeseen expenditures that ballooned the deficit.
adj.
Suggestive of a balloon, as in shape: balloon curtains.

[French ballon, from Italian dialectal ballone, augmentative of balla, ball, of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

bal·loon′ist n.

balloon

(bəˈluːn)
n
1. an inflatable rubber bag of various sizes, shapes, and colours: usually used as a plaything or party decoration
2. (Aeronautics) a large impermeable bag inflated with a lighter-than-air gas, designed to rise and float in the atmosphere. It may have a basket or gondola for carrying passengers, etc. See also barrage balloon, hot-air balloon
3. a circular or elliptical figure containing the words or thoughts of a character in a cartoon
4. (Ball Games, other than specified)
a. a kick or stroke that propels a ball high into the air
b. (as modifier): a balloon shot.
5. (Chemistry) chem a round-bottomed flask
6. a large rounded brandy glass
7. (Accounting & Book-keeping) commerce
a. a large sum paid as an irregular instalment of a loan repayment
b. (as modifier): a balloon loan.
8. (Surgery) surgery
a. an inflatable plastic tube used for dilating obstructed blood vessels or parts of the alimentary canal
b. (as modifier): balloon angioplasty.
9. go down like a lead balloon informal to be completely unsuccessful or unpopular
10. when the balloon goes up informal when the trouble or action begins
vb
11. (Aeronautics) (intr) to go up or fly in a balloon
12. (intr) to increase or expand significantly and rapidly: losses ballooned to £278 million.
13. to inflate or be inflated; distend; swell: the wind ballooned the sails.
14. (Ball Games, other than specified) (tr) Brit to propel (a ball) high into the air
[C16 (in the sense: ball, ball game): from Italian dialect ballone, from balla, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German balla ball1]
balˈlooning n
balˈloonist n
balˈloon-ˌlike adj

bal•loon

(bəˈlun)
n.
1. an inflatable rubber bag used as a toy or for decoration.
2. a fabric bag filled with heated air or a gas lighter than air, designed to rise and float, often with a gondola suspended under it for passengers or instruments: a hot-air balloon.
3. (in cartoons) an outline enclosing words represented as issuing from the mouth of a speaker.
v.i.
4. to ride in a balloon.
5. to puff out like a balloon.
6. to increase at a rapid rate.
v.t.
7. to inflate or distend (something) like a balloon.
adj.
8. puffed out like a balloon: balloon sleeves.
9. (esp. of a loan or mortgage) having a payment at the end of the term that is much bigger than the previous ones.
[1570–80; (< Middle French ballon) < Upper Italian ballone, derivative of balla ball < Langobardic; see ball1]
bal•loon′like`, adj.

balloon


Past participle: ballooned
Gerund: ballooning

Imperative
balloon
balloon
Present
I balloon
you balloon
he/she/it balloons
we balloon
you balloon
they balloon
Preterite
I ballooned
you ballooned
he/she/it ballooned
we ballooned
you ballooned
they ballooned
Present Continuous
I am ballooning
you are ballooning
he/she/it is ballooning
we are ballooning
you are ballooning
they are ballooning
Present Perfect
I have ballooned
you have ballooned
he/she/it has ballooned
we have ballooned
you have ballooned
they have ballooned
Past Continuous
I was ballooning
you were ballooning
he/she/it was ballooning
we were ballooning
you were ballooning
they were ballooning
Past Perfect
I had ballooned
you had ballooned
he/she/it had ballooned
we had ballooned
you had ballooned
they had ballooned
Future
I will balloon
you will balloon
he/she/it will balloon
we will balloon
you will balloon
they will balloon
Future Perfect
I will have ballooned
you will have ballooned
he/she/it will have ballooned
we will have ballooned
you will have ballooned
they will have ballooned
Future Continuous
I will be ballooning
you will be ballooning
he/she/it will be ballooning
we will be ballooning
you will be ballooning
they will be ballooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ballooning
you have been ballooning
he/she/it has been ballooning
we have been ballooning
you have been ballooning
they have been ballooning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ballooning
you will have been ballooning
he/she/it will have been ballooning
we will have been ballooning
you will have been ballooning
they will have been ballooning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ballooning
you had been ballooning
he/she/it had been ballooning
we had been ballooning
you had been ballooning
they had been ballooning
Conditional
I would balloon
you would balloon
he/she/it would balloon
we would balloon
you would balloon
they would balloon
Past Conditional
I would have ballooned
you would have ballooned
he/she/it would have ballooned
we would have ballooned
you would have ballooned
they would have ballooned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.balloon - large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated airballoon - large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
gasbag, envelope - the bag containing the gas in a balloon
hot-air balloon - balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
lighter-than-air craft - aircraft supported by its own buoyancy
meteorological balloon - a small unmanned balloon set aloft to observe atmospheric conditions
ripcord - a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend
trial balloon - a balloon sent up to test air currents
2.balloon - small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neckballoon - small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
Verb1.balloon - ride in a hot-air balloonballoon - ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
aviate, pilot, fly - operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba"
2.balloon - become inflatedballoon - become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
reflate - become inflated again
expand - become larger in size or volume or quantity; "his business expanded rapidly"

balloon

noun
1. airship, hot-air balloon, Montgolfier, weather balloon the first to attempt to circle the Earth non-stop by balloon
verb
1. expand, rise, increase, extend, swell, mushroom, blow up, enlarge, inflate, bulge, billow, dilate, be inflated, puff out, become larger, distend, bloat, grow rapidly The budget deficit has ballooned to $25 million. Her weight ballooned from 8 stone to 11 stone.

balloon

verb
To curve outward past the normal or usual limit:
Translations
balónbalon
ballonluftballon
kuumaõhupallõhupall
بالونتیزانك
ilmapallokuumailmapallo
balon
ballon
blaîra
風船
풍선
balionas
balonsgaisa balons
balón
balon
ballongluftballong
ลูกโป่ง
bóng bay

balloon

[bəˈluːn]
A. Nglobo m; (in cartoons) → bocadillo m
then the balloon went upluego se armó la gorda
to go down like a lead balloon that went down like a lead ballooneso cayó muy mal, eso cayo fatal
B. VI
1. [injury] → hincharse (como un tomate)
2. (also to balloon out) [sail] → hincharse como un globo; [skirt] → inflarse

balloon

[bəˈluːn]
n
(blow-up)ballon m
(also hot-air balloon) → montgolfière f, ballon m
(in comic strip)bulle f
modif (in hot-air balloon) [flight] → en montgolfière; [race] → de montgolfières
vi
(= increase) [deficit, debt, losses] → considérablement augmenter
(= get fatter) [person] (in size)considérablement grossir; [weight] → considérablement augmenter

balloon

n
(Aviat) → (Frei)ballon m; (toy) → (Luft)ballon m; (Met) → (Wetter)ballon m; the balloon went up (fig inf)da ist die Bombe geplatzt (inf); that went down like a lead balloon (inf)das kam überhaupt nicht an
(in cartoons) → Sprechblase f
(Chem: also balloon flask) → (Rund)kolben m
vi
to go ballooningauf Ballonfahrt gehen
(= swell out)sich blähen

balloon

[bəˈluːn]
1. n (toy) → palloncino (Aer) → pallone m aerostatico, mongolfiera; (in comic strip) → fumetto
2. vigonfiarsi

balloon

(bəˈluːn) noun
a large bag, made of light material and filled with a gas lighter than air. They decorated the dance-hall with balloons.

balloon

بالون balón ballon Luftballon μπαλόνι globo ilmapallo ballon balon pallone aerostatico 風船 풍선 ballon ballong balon balão воздушный шар ballong ลูกโป่ง balon bóng bay 气球

bal·loon

n. globo, balón; slang [heroin] globo;
angioplasty ______ de angioplastia;
detachable ______ desmontable;
intraaortic ______ para uso intraaórtico.

balloon

n (of a catheter) balón m (de una sonda)