HyperDic: balloon

English > 4 senses of the word balloon:
NOUNartifactballoonlarge tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
artifactballoonsmall thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
VERBmotionballoonride / ride in a hot-air balloon
changeballoon, inflate, billowbecome inflated
balloon > pronunciation
Soundsbahluw'n
Rhymesafternoon ... Witherspoon: 64 rhymes with uwn...
English > balloon: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninglarge tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air.
Partsenvelope, gasbagThe bag containing the gas in a balloon
ripcordA cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend
Narrowerhot-air balloonballoon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air
meteorological balloonA small unmanned balloon set aloft to observe atmospheric conditions
trial balloonA balloon sent up to test air currents
Broaderlighter-than-air craftaircraft supported by its own buoyancy
Spanishbalón, globo aerostático, globo
Catalanglobus aeroestàtic, globus
Nounsballoonistsomeone who flies a balloon
Verbsballoonride / ride in a hot-air balloon
English > balloon: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningsmall thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck.
Broaderplaything, toyAn artifact designed to be played with
Spanishglobo
Catalanbaló, globus
English > balloon: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningride / ride in a hot-air balloon.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
Broaderfly, aviate, pilotOperate an airplane
Spanishvolar en globo
Nounsballoonlarge tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
balloonistsomeone who flies a balloon
English > balloon: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome inflated.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The sails ballooned"
Synonymsinflate, billow
NarrowerreflateBecome inflated again
BroaderexpandBecome larger / larger in size or volume or quantity
Spanishhincharse, hinchar, inflar
Catalaninflar-se, inflar

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