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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bal·loon /bəˈlun/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 bal·loon /bəˈlun/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. [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 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bal·loon, v. t. To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bal·loon, v. i.
 1. To go up or voyage in a balloon.
 2. To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
      2: large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
      v 1: ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the
           earth but storms forced him to land in China"
      2: become inflated; "The sails ballooned" [syn: inflate, billow]