American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Montgolfier, Joseph Michel 1740-1810. French aeronautic inventor who with his brother Jacques Étienne (1745-1799) built and ascended in the first practical hot-air balloon (1783).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A balloon filled with air expanded by heat.
- n. A hot-air balloon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A balloon which ascends by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire; a fire balloon; -- so called from two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier, of France, who first constructed and sent up a fire balloon.
- n. French inventor who (with his brother Josef Michel Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1745-1799)
- n. French inventor who (with his brother Jacques Etienne Montgolfier) pioneered hot-air ballooning (1740-1810)
- After the French Montgolfier brothers, who first constructed and sent up a balloon of this kind. (Wiktionary)
“Ms. de Montgolfier says: India has a very small international luxury market.”
“Joelle de Montgolfier , head of the luxury sector at the consultancy Bain & Co in Paris, go so far as to say that 2009 was the worst year in decades.”
“And all this, mind, a century before the Montgolfier brothers ever hoisted themselves aloft, so expect your time frames and tenses to be concertinaed as your credulity is stretched to its breaking point.”
“President Nicolas Sarkozy asked Senator Alberic de Montgolfier to draw up suggestions on how to make money through innovative uses for France's historic sites.”
“The king had offered two criminals as crew, but Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier declined.”
“Thames & Hudson The Emergence of Science Fiction: Detail of an illustration of the first manned hot-air balloon, designed by the Montgolfier brothers, taking off from the Bois de Boulogne , Paris November 21, 1783.”
“The Titan mission is baselining ASRGs for the orbiter and a single MMRTG for the Montgolfier balloon (provides both heat/buoyancy and electric power).”
“SAGAL: You're going to go for the Montgolfier brothers sending animals up in their balloon?”
“B, the Montgolfier brothers, balloon pioneers, sent a duck, a sheep, and a rooster up in a balloon to see what would happen to them?”
“Brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier had demonstrated the first hot-air balloon capable of carrying passengers just six weeks earlier, and thousands of people lined the banks of the Saône when de Jouffroy showed his pride and joy in Lyon.”
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