The largest satellite of Earth.
Any natural satellite of a planet.
(literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.
, author=John Brickell
, title=The natural history of North-Carolina
, passage=The number their age by Moons' or Winters, and say a Woman or a Man is so many '''Moons''' old, and so they do with all memorable Actions in life, accounting it to be so many '''Moons
or Winters since such or such a thing happened. ''Note: in earlier modern English, many nouns were capitalized, similar to present day German. }}
, author=Thomas Love Peacock
, title=Maid Marian
, passage=Many moons
had waxed and waned when on the afternoon of a lovely summer day a lusty broad-boned knight was riding through the forest of Sherwood.}}
A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.
* blood moon
* blue moon
* crescent moon
* full moon
* half-moon, half moon
* harvest moon
* howl at the moon
* hung the moon
* hunter's moon
* man in the moon
* moon bear
* moon cake
* moon guitar
* moon pool
* moon zither
* new moon
* old moon
* once in a blue moon
* over the moon
* phase of the moon
* smuggler's moon
* thumbnail moon
* waning moon
* waxing moon
(colloquial) To display one's buttocks to, typically as a jest, insult, or protest
(colloquial) (usually followed by'' over''' ''or'' ' after ) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated with someone.
- Sarah mooned over Sam's photograph for months.
To spend time idly, absent-mindedly.
* 1898 , Joseph Conrad,
- You've been mooning after her forever, why not just ask her out?
To expose to the rays of the Moon.
- We were only three on board. The poor old skipper mooned in the cabin.
- If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus sunned and mooned .
An inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.
Such an object as a child’s toy.
Such an object designed to transport people through the air.
(medicine) A sac inserted into part of the body for therapeutic reasons; such as angioplasty.
A speech bubble.
A type of glass cup, sometimes used for brandy.
(architecture) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church, etc.
(chemistry) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a spherical form.
(pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell.
A game played with a large inflated ball.
(engraving) The outline enclosing words represented as coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
- the balloon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London
* (inflatable object)
* toy balloon
* (transport) hot-air balloon, Montgolfier
* (in medicine)
* (speech bubble) speech bubble, fumetto
* barrage balloon
* balloon animal
* balloon barrage
* balloon clock
* balloon club
* balloon flower
* balloon sail
* balloon tyre
* balloon vine
* go down like a lead balloon
* hot-air balloon
* pilot balloon
* trial balloon
* weather balloon
* when the balloon goes up
To increase or expand rapidly.
- His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal.
To go up or voyage in a balloon.
To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
- Prices will balloon if we don't act quickly.