verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of balloon
OTHER WORDS FROM balloonbal·loon·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for balloon
Shortly thereafter, Facebook announced a similar initiative, although their plan calls for the use of drones instead of balloons.
South Korean activists are already planning to loft them over the Demilitarized Zone in balloons.
A report by the Cleveland Plain Dealer describes balloons being released into the night sky.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim|Michael Daly|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She writes on a computer in a drawing program, creating panels and word balloons.
Simple, cheap, and able to spy for miles around, these updates to classic recon balloons are now a battlefield fixture.
It is perhaps somewhat superfluous to say that the Russian Government at once adopted these balloons for war purposes.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
At other times, free balloons are liberated, carrying sets of automatic registering instruments.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
It was small, of twelve thousand cubic feet capacity, as compared with the seventy thousand foot balloons that do the racing.In Africa|John T. McCutcheon
The principle of the construction of balloons is, therefore, in perfect harmony with physical laws.Wonderful Balloon Ascents|Fulgence Marion
Buying bread balloons will be the big event of the day for kiddies.Bread Overhead|Fritz Reuter Leiber
British Dictionary definitions for balloon
- a kick or stroke that propels a ball high into the air
- (as modifier)a balloon shot
- a large sum paid as an irregular instalment of a loan repayment
- (as modifier)a balloon loan
- an inflatable plastic tube used for dilating obstructed blood vessels or parts of the alimentary canal
- (as modifier)balloon angioplasty
Derived forms of balloonballooning, nounballoonist, nounballoon-like, adjective
Word Origin for balloon
Medical definitions for balloon
Idioms and Phrases with balloon
In addition to the idiom beginning with balloon
- balloon goes up, the
- go over (like a lead balloon)
- trial balloon