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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balloon  \Bal*loon"\,  v.  t. 
  To  take  up  in  or  as  if  in  a  balloon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balloon  \Bal*loon"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  go  up  or  voyage  in  a  balloon. 
 
  2.  To  expand,  or  puff  out  like  a  balloon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Balloon  \Bal*loon"\,  n.  [F.  ballon,  aug.  of  balle  ball:  cf  It 
  ballone  See  1st  {Ball},  n.,  and  cf  {Pallone}.] 
  1.  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 
  a["e]rial  navigation. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  A  ball  or  globe  on  the  top  of  a  pillar,  church, 
  etc.,  as  at  St  Paul's,  in  London.  [R.] 
 
  3.  (Chem.)  A  round  vessel,  usually  with  a  short  neck,  to  hold 
  or  receive  whatever  is  distilled;  a  glass  vessel  of  a 
  spherical  form 
 
  4.  (Pyrotechnics)  A  bomb  or  shell.  [Obs.] 
 
  5.  A  game  played  with  a  large  inflated  ball.  [Obs.] 
 
  6.  (Engraving)  The  outline  inclosing  words  represented  as 
  coming  from  the  mouth  of  a  pictured  figure. 
 
  {Air  balloon},  a  balloon  for  a["e]rial  navigation. 
 
  {Balloon  frame}  (Carp.),  a  house  frame  constructed  altogether 
  of  small  timber. 
 
  {Balloon  net},  a  variety  of  woven  lace  in  which  the  weft 
  threads  are  twisted  in  a  peculiar  manner  around  the  warp. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  balloon 
  n  1:  large  tough  non-rigid  bag  filled  with  gas  or  hot  air 
  2:  small  thin  inflatable  rubber  bag  with  narrow  neck 
  v  1:  ride  in  a  hot  air  balloon 
  2:  become  inflated;  "The  sails  ballooned"  [syn:  {inflate},  {billow}] 




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