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balloon 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/bəˈlo͞on/,
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balloons, plural;
  1. Resembling a balloon; puffed
    • - a flouncy balloon curtain
Verb
  1. Swell out in a spherical shape; billow
    • - the trousers ballooned out below his waist
    • - the wind ballooned her sleeves
  2. (of an amount of money) Increase rapidly
    • - the company's debt has ballooned in the last five years
    • - ballooning government spending
  3. Swell dramatically in size or number
    • - the public payroll ballooned from about 27,000 people to about 66,000 people
  4. (of a person) Increase rapidly and dramatically in weight
    • - I had ballooned on the school's starchy diet
  5. Travel by hot-air balloon
    • - he is famous for ballooning across oceans
Noun
  1. A brightly colored rubber sac inflated with air and then sealed at the neck, used as a children's toy or a decoration
    • - the room was festooned with balloons and streamers
    • - his derision pricked the fragile balloon of her vanity
  2. A round or pear-shaped outline in which the words or thoughts of characters in a comic strip or cartoon are written
    • - a balloon reading “Ka-Pow!”
  3. A large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air, typically carrying a basket for passengers
    • - he set his sights on crossing the Pacific by balloon
  4. A large rounded drinking glass, used for brandy and other drinks


  1. large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
  2. ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
  3. become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
  4. small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
  5. A balloon is a variably sized inflatable flexible bag filled with a type of gas, such as helium, hydrogen, nitrous oxide or air. ...
  6. A balloon is a type of aircraft that remains aloft due to its buoyancy. A balloon travels by moving with the wind. It is distinct from an airship, which is a buoyant aircraft that can be propelled through the air in a controlled manner.
  7. Balloon were an early 1990s 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.Jenkins, Mark. ...
  8. The following is an episode list for the MTV animated television series Beavis and Butt-head. The series has its roots in 1992 when Mike Judge created two animated shorts - "Frog Baseball" and "Peace, Love & Understanding" - which were later aired on Liquid Television.
  9. A condom ((US) or (UK)) is a barrier device most commonly used during sexual intercourse to reduce the probability of pregnancy and spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs—such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV). ...
  10. A toy balloon is an inflatable object which is often made of plastic or natural, biodegradable rubber.
  11. An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible; Such an object as a child’s toy; Such an object designed to transport people through the air; A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty; A speech bubble; To increase or expand ...
  12. (BALLOON/S) The round, usually white area in which a comics character s words or thoughts appear, it has a tail which points at the speaker. Thought balloons are usually placed in bumpier balloons that have a tail made of circles to differentiate them from speech balloons.
  13. (Ballooned) A shot pattern wherein a golf ball accelerates upwards to an unreasonably high trajectory.
  14. ((new) Balloons) Chardonnay-based wines, especially those from cooler climates, often give off the smell you experience upon opening a bag of balloons and smelling the powder that separates them.
  15. (Balloons) A circled number identifying each part shown in an assembly drawing. Also called a ball tag or bubble number.
  16. (Balloons) Cola and Mint, um, condoms sent from England in a Post Tart CARE package from juniper
  17. (Balloons) Objects that apply upward, or downward if using reverse balloons, force to a contraption. They are poppable, and are also frequently cited as a source of lag.
  18. (Balloons) Vessels used to receive condensation products in distillation.
  19. Balloons are a fast, but rare form of transport in Lemmings Paintball. Your lemmings can pick them up and use them to fly up high over the obstacles that block their passage. Different coloured balloons will float you to their corresponding barber pole. ...
  20. A loan that has a series of monthly payments with the remaining balance due in a large lump sum payment at the end.
  21. The loan balance remaining at the time the loan contract calls for a full repayment.
  22. The balance of principal that is due and owing in its entirety at a specified point in time, but in any event, less than the time required to fully amortize the debt.
  23. A short-term loan which has a fixed rate and smaller payments for short-term period which is followed by one large payment for the balance of the principal.
  24. In an illustration, any line that encircles copy or dialogue.
  25. Mortgage characterized by level fixed payments for a predetermined time frame followed by either a refinance or adjustment in interest rate