Associations to the word «Balloon»

Wiktionary

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. (medicine) 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. (architecture) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc.
BALLOON, noun. (chemistry) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
BALLOON, noun. (pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell.
BALLOON, noun. A game played with a large inflated ball.
BALLOON, noun. (engraving) The outline enclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
BALLOON, noun. (slang) A woman’s breast.
BALLOON, verb. (intransitive) To increase or expand rapidly.
BALLOON, verb. (intransitive) To go up or voyage in a balloon.
BALLOON, verb. (transitive) To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
BALLOON ANIMAL, noun. A number of balloons twisted, shaped and connected in the form of an animal
BALLOON CLOCK, noun. A form of bracket clock with a balloon-shaped case.
BALLOON CLOCKS, noun. Plural of balloon clock
BALLOON CLUB, noun. A club for ballooning enthusiasts
BALLOON FLOWER, noun. A perennial herb, Platycodon grandiflorus, from Asia, having ornamental blue star-shaped flowers.
BALLOON FLOWERS, noun. Plural of balloon flower
BALLOON FRAME, noun. (carpentry) A house frame constructed entirely of small timber.
BALLOON KNOT, noun. (slang) (vulgar) (idiomatic) The anus.
BALLOON KNOTS, noun. Plural of balloon knot
BALLOON LOOP, noun. A looped section of track that allows a rail vehicle or train to reverse direction without having to shunt or even stop.
BALLOON LOOPS, noun. Plural of balloon loop
BALLOON MAIL, noun. Mail (usually for weight reasons in the form of a postcard) carrying the name of the sender by means of an unguided hydrogen or helium filled balloon.
BALLOON NET, noun. A variety of woven lace in which the weft threads are twisted around the warp in a particular way.
BALLOON PAYMENT, noun. An unusually large payment due at the end of a mortgage or loan.
BALLOON PAYMENTS, noun. Plural of balloon payment
BALLOON SAIL, noun. (nautical) A large, light foresail sometimes used instead of a jib.
BALLOON SINUPLASTY, noun. A procedure that ear, nose and throat surgeons may use for the treatment of blocked sinuses.
BALLOON VINE, noun. A tropical perennial climbing vine, Cardiospermum halicacabum, having ornamental balloon-like fruits, and used in traditional Chinese medicine.
BALLOON VINES, noun. Plural of balloon vine

Dictionary definition

BALLOON, noun. Large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air.
BALLOON, noun. Small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck.
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".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle