ballooning

  • 1 Ballooning — may refer to:* Hot air ballooning * Balloon (aircraft) …

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  • 2 Ballooning — Bal*loon ing, n. 1. The art or practice of managing balloons or voyaging in them; the sport of riding in balloons. Syn: balloonry (archaic) [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Stock Exchange) The process of temporarily raising the value of a stock, as by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 ballooning — Flying in a balloon in competition or for recreation. Sport ballooning began in the early 20th century and became popular in the 1960s. The balloons used are of lightweight synthetic materials (e.g., polyester coated in aluminized mylar) and are… …

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  • 4 ballooning — 1. adjective a) growing rapidly as a balloon The ballooning economy was out of control. b) rising high in the air The cricketer hit a ballooning shot for six runs …

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  • 5 ballooning — adj. Ballooning is used with these nouns: ↑deficit …

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  • 6 ballooning — [[t]bəlu͟ːnɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Ballooning is the sport or activity of flying a hot air balloon …

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  • 7 ballooning — /bəˈlunɪŋ/ (say buh loohning) noun the activity of riding in hot air balloons. Also, hot air ballooning. –balloonist, noun …

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  • 8 ballooning — balloon ► NOUN 1) a small rubber bag which is inflated and used as a toy or a decoration. 2) a large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air, with a basket for passengers hanging from it. 3) a rounded outline in which the words… …

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  • 9 ballooning — noun Date: 1784 the act or sport of riding in a balloon …

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  • 10 ballooning — n. [OHG. balla, a spherical body] (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata) Flying through the air on silken lines spun by spiders …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 11 Ballooning — Bal|loo|ning 〈[bælu:nıŋ] n.; od. s; unz.; Sp.; Golf〉 das Verschlagen des Balles in die Höhe [engl. balloon „hoch in die Luft schlagen“, zu balloon „(Luft )Ballon“] …

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  • 12 ballooning — bal·loon·ing (bə l nґing) distending any cavity of the body with air, gas, or fluid; it may be pathological such as with an aneurysm or done for therapeutic purposes. Cf. inflation …

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  • 13 ballooning — Synonyms and related words: access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, addition, advance, aeronautics, aggrandizement, air service, airline, amplification, appreciation, ascent, astronautics, augmentation, aviation, bagging …

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  • 14 Ballooning — Bal|loo|ning 〈[bælu:nıŋ] n.; Gen.: od. s; Pl.: unz.; Sport; Golf〉 das Verschlagen des Balles in die Höhe [Etym.: zu engl. balloon »hoch in die Luft schlagen«; zu balloon »(Luft )Ballon«] …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 15 ballooning — bal|loon|ing [bəˈlu:nıŋ] n [U] the sport of flying in a balloon …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 Ballooning — Bal|loo|ning [bə lu:niŋ] das; s <zu engl. to balloon »im Ballon aufsteigen, fahren«> das Ballonfahren …

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  • 17 ballooning — bal|loon|ing [ bə lunıŋ ] noun uncount the activity of flying in a HOT AIR BALLOON ╾ bal|loon|ist noun count …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 ballooning — n. expanding, inflating, swelling; travelling or navigating in a hot air balloon; grow rapidly larger bal·loon || bÉ™ luːn n. light bag shaped construction filled with a gas which is lighter than air; airship; inflated rubber ball (used in… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 ballooning — n. Aeronautics, aerostation, balloonery …

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  • 20 ballooning — noun (U) the sport of flying in a balloon balloonist noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English