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Definition 1: large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air - [noun denoting artifact]

(balloon is a kind of ...) aircraft supported by its own buoyancy

(... is a kind of balloon ) balloon for travel through the air in a basket suspended below a large bag of heated air

(... is a kind of balloon ) a small unmanned balloon set aloft to observe atmospheric conditions

(... is a kind of balloon ) a balloon sent up to test air currents

(balloon is a part of ...) the bag containing the gas in a balloon

(balloon is a part of ...) a cord that is pulled to open the gasbag of a balloon wide enough to release gas and so causes the balloon to descend

Definition 2: small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck - [noun denoting artifact]

(balloon is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

Definition 3: become inflated - [verb of change]

Samples where balloon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sails ballooned

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(balloon is a kind of ...) become larger in size or volume or quantity

"his business expanded rapidly"

(... is a kind of balloon ) become inflated again

Definition 4: ride in a hot-air balloon - [verb of motion]

Samples where balloon or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China

(balloon is a kind of ...) operate an airplane

"The pilot flew to Cuba"

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