from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or practice of ascending in and of managing balloons.
  • noun In political and stock-exchange slang, the operation of booming a candidate, or of inflating the money-market, by means of fictitious favorable reports.
  • noun In a steam-boiler, the lifting of scum on the surface of the water by the liberation of steam from it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or practice of managing balloons or voyaging in them; the sport of riding in balloons.
  • noun (Stock Exchange), U.S. The process of temporarily raising the value of a stock, as by fictitious sales.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective growing rapidly as a balloon
  • adjective rising high in the air
  • noun the sport or hobby of flying in a balloon
  • verb Present participle of balloon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun flying in a balloon


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