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ballooning Explained

ballooning at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ballooning at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] the sport of flying in a balloon//

ballooning at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Riding of a balloon in competition or for recreation. Sport ballooning began in the early 20th cent. and became popular in the 1960s. The balloons used are of lightweight synthetic materials (e.g., polyester coated in aluminized mylar) and are filled with hot air or lighter-than-air gas. Balloon races often involve tasks such as changing elevations or landing on or near a target. Competitions are regulated by the International Aeronautical Federation. The first transatlantic, transcontinental, and transpacific balloon flights were achieved in 1978, 1980, and 1981, respectively. In 1997-98 international teams began competing to become the first to balloon around the world, a feat finally accomplished in 1999 by the Swiss psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard and his British copilot Brian Jones, who spent 19 days in the air.

ballooning at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

112 Moby Thesaurus words for "ballooning":
access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation,
addition, advance, aeronautics, aggrandizement, air service,
airline, amplification, appreciation, ascent, astronautics,
augmentation, aviation, bagging, baggy, bellying, billowing,
billowy, blind flying, bloated, bloating, boom, boost, bosomy,
broadening, buildup, bulbose, bulbous, bulging, bumped, bumpy,
bunched, bunchy, cloud-seeding, commercial aviation,
contact flying, crescendo, cruising, development, distended,
drooping, droopy, edema, elevation, enlargement, expansion,
extension, flight, flood, floppy, flying, gain, general aviation,
gliding, greatening, growth, gush, hike, hillocky, hummocky,
increase, increment, inflation, jump, leap, limp, loose, lop,
lop-eared, loppy, mounting, moutonnee, multiplication, nodding,
pilotage, pneumatic, potbellied, pouching, productiveness,
proliferation, raise, rise, rounded, sagging, sagging in folds,
saggy, sailing, sailplaning, snowballing, soaring, spread, surge,
swag, swelling, tumescence, up, upping, upsurge, upswing, uptrend,
upturn, verrucated, verrucose, warty, waxing, widening, winging

Ballooning at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ballooning \Bal*loon"ing\, n.
1. The art or practice of managing balloons or voyaging in

2. (Stock Exchange) The process of temporarily raising the
value of a stock, as by fictitious sales. [U.S.]

ballooning at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : flying in a balloon

ballooning at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-adj » -
  • growing rapidly as a balloon
  • : The ballooning economy was out of control.
  • rising high in the air
  • : The cricketer hit a ballooning shot for six runs.


    Inter: en-noun » -
  • the sport or hobby of flying in a balloon
  • : When he retired, he took up ballooning.



  • Inter: present participle of » balloon

  • Translation: de » ballooning
    Translation: fr » ballooning
    Translation: ja » ballooning
    Category: simple:ballooning -
    Translation: ta » ballooning
    Translation: vi » ballooning
    Translation: zh » ballooning