Balloon

Definition of Balloon

Bal`loon´
n.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 aërial navigation.
2.(Arch.) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London.
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.
5.A game played with a large inflated ball.
6.(Engraving) The outline inclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
Air balloon
a balloon for aërial 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.
v. t.1.To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
v. i.1.To go up or voyage in a balloon.
2.To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.

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