Noun balloon has 2 senses
  1. balloon - small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
    --1 is a kind of
    plaything, toy
  2. balloon - large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
    --2 is a kind of
    lighter-than-air craft
    --2 has parts: envelope, gasbag; ripcord
    --2 has particulars: hot-air balloon; meteorological balloon; trial balloon
    Derived form: verb balloon1
,Verb balloon has 2 senses
  1. balloon - ride in a hot-air balloon; "He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China"
    --1 is one way to
    fly, aviate, pilot
    Derived forms: noun balloonist1, noun balloon2
    Sample sentences:
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  2. balloon, inflate, billow - become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
    --2 is one way to expand
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP