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English Dictionary: Balloon' by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Balloon \Bal*loon"\, v. t.
      To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Balloon \Bal*loon"\, v. i.
      1. To go up or voyage in a balloon.
  
      2. To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Balloon \Bal*loon"\, n. [F. ballon, aug. of balle ball: cf. It.
      ballone. See 1st {Ball}, n., and cf. {Pallone}.]
      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
            a[89]rial navigation.
  
      2. (Arch.) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church,
            etc., as at St. Paul's, in London. [R.]
  
      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. [Obs.]
  
      5. A game played with a large inflated ball. [Obs.]
  
      6. (Engraving) The outline inclosing words represented as
            coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
  
      {Air balloon}, a balloon for a[89]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.
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