balloon


balloon
n.
an inflatable plastic cylinder of variable size that is mounted on a thin tube and used for dilating narrow areas in blood vessels (see coronary angioplasty), in the alimentary tract (strictures), or in the urinary tract (see endopyelotomy).

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  • balloon — Ⅰ. balloon UK US /bəˈluːn/ noun [C] FINANCE ► a type of loan that is paid back in regular small payments with a final larger payment: »What we re seeing are interest only, balloon mortgages with no money down. »Only select a balloon over an… …   Financial and business terms

  • balloon — [bə lo͞on′] n. [Fr ballon, altered (after balle) < It pallone, large ball < palla, ball < Langobardic * palla (OHG balla), BALL1] 1. an airtight bag that rises and floats above the earth when filled with hot air or a gas lighter than air …   English World dictionary

  • Balloon — Bal*loon , n. [F. ballon, aug. of balle ball: cf. It. ballone. See 1st {Ball}, n., and cf. {Pallone}.] 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balloon — bal·loon adj: being or having a final installment that is much larger than preceding ones in an installment or term loan a balloon payment ◇ In contrast to an amortized loan, a balloon loan is generally repaid in periodic payments of interest and …   Law dictionary

  • Balloon — Bal*loon , v. i. 1. To go up or voyage in a balloon. [1913 Webster] 2. To expand, or puff out, like a balloon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balloon — ou Balloon records est un label autrichien de dance, handsup, progressive, hardstyle et house regroupant les artistes suivants : Alex ; BanditozZ ; Beat BangerZ ; Bigroom Society ; BR41NH34DZ ; Cascada ;… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Balloon — (Лилль,Франция) Категория отеля: Адрес: 8 rue A fiens, 59000 Лилль, Франция …   Каталог отелей

  • Balloon — Bal*loon , v. t. To take up in, or as if in, a balloon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balloon — [n] inflated material or vehicle airship, bladder, blimp, dirigible, zeppelin; concepts 293,504 balloon [v] billow out; bloat belly, blow up, bulge, dilate, distend, enlarge, expand, inflate, puff out, swell; concepts 208,756 …   New thesaurus

  • balloon — /bə lu:n/, it. /ba l:un/ s. ingl. [propr. pallone , dall ital. dial. ballone, ballón per pallone ], usato in ital. al masch. (massm.) [area a forma di nuvola che, nei fumetti, racchiude le parole o i pensieri dei personaggi] ▶◀ (non com.) fumetto …   Enciclopedia Italiana


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