Crossword clues for balloon
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Balloon \Bal*loon"\, n. [F. ballon, aug. of balle ball: cf. It. ballone. See 1st Ball, n., and cf. Pallone.]
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.
(Arch.) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc., as at St. Paul's, in London. [R.]
(Chem.) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
(Pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell. [Obs.]
A game played with a large inflated ball. [Obs.]
(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.
Balloon \Bal*loon"\, v. t. To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
Balloon \Bal*loon"\, v. i.
To go up or voyage in a balloon.
To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, "a game played with a large inflated leather ball," from Italian pallone "large ball," from palla "ball," from a Germanic source akin to Langobardic palla (from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell;" see bole) + -one, suffix indicating great size.\n
\nPerhaps also borrowed in part from French ballon (16c.), altered (after balle) from Italian pallone. It also meant the ball itself (1590s), which was batted back and forth by means of large wooden paddles strapped to the forearms. In 17c., it also meant "a type of fireworks housed in a pasteboard ball" (1630s) and "round ball used as an architectural ornament" (1650s). Acquired modern meaning after Montgolfier brothers' flights, 1783. As a child's toy, it is attested from 1848; as "outline containing words in a comic engraving" it dates from 1844. Also see -oon.
"to go up in a balloon," 1792; "to swell, puff up," 1841, from balloon (n.). Related: Ballooned; ballooning.
n. 1 An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible. 2 Such an object as a child’s toy. 3 Such an object designed to transport people through the air. 4 (context medicine English) A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty. 5 A speech bubble. 6 A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy. 7 (context architecture English) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc. 8 (context chemistry English) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form. 9 (context pyrotechnics English) A bomb or shell. 10 A game played with a large inflated ball. 11 (context engraving English) The outline enclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To increase or expand rapidly. 2 (context intransitive English) To go up or voyage in a balloon. 3 (context transitive English) To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
n. small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
In aeronautics, a balloon is an unpowered aerostat, which remains aloft or floats due to its buoyancy. A balloon may be free, moving with the wind, or tethered to a fixed point. It is distinct from an airship, which is a powered aerostat that can propel itself through the air in a controlled manner.
Balloon were an early 1990s music duo from London, consisting of Ian Bickerton and David Sheppard. Their first and only album, Gravity, was released in 1992 by Dedicated, a British record label known for neo-psychedelia.
Balloon, balloon-ball or wind-ball was a game similar to the modern game of volleyball in which a leather ball would be batted by the fist or forearm to prevent it from touching the ground. The game was played in ancient Rome where it was known as follis — the Latin word for a leather bag. Such a ball made of leather was quite heavy and so protection might be used such as a leather gauntlet or wooden bracer.
Once rubber became available, modern players in Great Britain played the game with lighter balls of inflated rubber, so that younger children could play too.
Balloon is a 1982 Indian Malayalam film, directed by Ravi Gupthan. The film stars Mammootty, Jagathy Sreekumar, Mukesh and Kaviyoor Ponnamma in lead roles. The film had musical score by M. K. Arjunan.
The Balloon (in Hungarian: Léghajó) is a work of art by Hungarian artist Pál Szinyei Merse from 1878.
Balloon is an upcoming Indian Tamil horror film written and directed by Sinish and produced by Shan Sutharsan. The film stars Jai and Anjali in the leading roles. Featuring music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the film began production during June 2016, and will be released during late 2016.
A balloon is a flexible container for (partially or fully) confining a gas.
Types of Balloon include:
- Toy balloon
- Hot air balloon
- Gas balloon
- Weather balloon
- High-altitude balloon
- Research balloon
- Observation balloon
- Solar balloon
Balloon may also refer to:
- Ballooning (spider), riding, by a spider, on a wind-driven spider-silk structure
- Speech balloon, including thought balloon, scream balloon, etc.
- Balloon, member of one of the classes of fairy chess pieces
- Construction technique of balloon framing
- Balloon (band)
- Balloon (game)
- Balloon (typeface)
- Brandy balloon
- Economic bubble
- Trial balloon, action to covertly gauge public interest
- Balloon help, a help system introduced by Apple Computer in their 1991 release of System 7.0
- Balloon loop, a track system to allow trains to reverse direction
- BBC One 'Balloon' idents, better known as simply "Balloon", a series of television idents for BBC One from 1997 to 2000
- Blown up short pin able to carry an indicating letter within as markers for positions on maps, like in google maps
- English Electric Balloon tram, type of double-deck tramcar used in Blackpool, England
Balloon is a brush script commonly used for signage or display purposes. It was designed in 1939 by Max R. Kaufmann, for American Type Founders, in response to Howard Allen Trafton'sCartoon, cut for Bauer Type Foundry in 1936. It had no lowercase letters and was cast in Light, Bold, and Extra Bold. The two lighter weights were identical with Kaufmann Script and so could be used as alternate capitals for that face. It is most notably used in the Madeline books, TV series and film. The Nickelodeon logo from 1984 to 2009 used this font in white letters with an orange splat background.
This font was digitized by Bitstream Inc.
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A balloon is a flexible bag that can be inflated with a gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, oxygen, or air. Modern day balloons are made from materials such as rubber, latex, polychloroprene, or a nylon fabric, and can come in many colors. Some early balloons were made of dried animal bladders, such as the pig bladder. Some balloons are used for decorative purposes, while others are used for practical purposes such as meteorology, medical treatment, military defense, or transportation. A balloon's properties, including its low density and low cost, have led to a wide range of applications.
The rubber balloon was invented by Michael Faraday in 1824, during experiments with various gases.
Usage examples of "balloon".
The divine afflatus left him like air oozing from a punctured toy-balloon, and, like such a balloon, he seemed to grow suddenly limp and flat.
Hell, if we could control our automation properly we could house three thousand in this balloon.
Rouleau, as instructed, made his preparation for the ballooning with slow deliberation, giving Fitzfarris ample time to do a booming business with his game.
Day by day the ballooning fever grew more intense, and when the King of Sweden visited Paris of course he had to be entertained with a grand display of the new discovery.
Anyway, this was more important than ballooning so Stafford picked up the telephone to cancel the appointment with Hunt.
And while in ballooning there is no wind, since the balloon is a part of the wind, flying is a wild perpetual creation of and plunging into wind.
As far as the scale of things was concerned, he might have been ballooning over an ordinary cloudscape in India.
As far as the scale of things was concerned, he might have been ballooning over an ordinary cboudscape on Earth.
The place looked sensational, as always, with balloons and strolling guitarists, an enormous buffet supper, and a merengue band.
His popularity might have been because he taught in an informal manner, often relating anecdotes and digressing into such topics as astronomy, meteorology, geology, biology, and agronomy, even balloon navigation and the use of artillery.
You had plans for a monolayer membrane to cap your work, resting atop the whole atmosphere, the largest balloon ever conceived.
Joya showed me the small instrument panel and explained it to me: variometer for rate of ascent and descent, pyrometer for temperature up in the crown of the balloon, compass-which she said was not very meaningful because there was no way to steer once you were aloft.
As the men were hooking the load cables to the tie blocks, Joya showed me the small instrument panel and explained it to me: variometer for rate of ascent and descent, pyrometer for temperature up in the crown of the balloon, compass-which she said was not very meaningful because there was no way to steer once you were aloft.
He saw the flat green mirror of the water, the red and green tracers rising from the merchant ships, slow as little balloons, queuing up to accelerate round his head and kick the water to foam.
With the basket tied down, he operated the recondensing apparatus that released stored hydrogen gas into the inner and outer balloons.