Moon vs Balloon - What's the difference?

moon | balloon |

As a proper noun moon

is the earth's moon; the sole natural satellite of the earth, represented in astronomy and astrology by.

As a noun balloon is

an inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.

As a verb balloon is

to increase or expand rapidly.




(en noun)
  • The largest satellite of Earth.
  • Any natural satellite of a planet.
  • (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1737 , author=John Brickell , title=The natural history of North-Carolina , page=308-309 , 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. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1822 , author=Thomas Love Peacock , title=Maid Marian , page=238 , 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, Earth's largest natural satellite) Moon * (natural satellite of a planet) satellite, natural satellite * (month) calendar month, lunar month, month * See also

    Derived terms

    * 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-blind * moon cake * mooncalf * moon-face * moonfish * moonflower * moon guitar * mooning * moonish * moonlight * moonlit * moonly * moon pool * moonraker * moonsail * moonwalk * moonwort * 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


    (en verb)
  • (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.
    You've been mooning after her forever, why not just ask her out?
  • To spend time idly, absent-mindedly.
  • * 1898 , Joseph Conrad,
  • We were only three on board. The poor old skipper mooned in the cabin.
  • To expose to the rays of the Moon.
  • * Holland
  • If they have it to be exceeding white indeed, they seethe it yet once more, after it hath been thus sunned and mooned .

    See also

    * lunar * Moonie * Selene


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    (wikipedia balloon) (en noun)
  • 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.
  • the balloon of St. Paul's Cathedral in London
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * (inflatable object) * toy balloon * (transport) hot-air balloon, Montgolfier * (in medicine) * (speech bubble) speech bubble, fumetto

    Derived terms

    * barrage balloon * balloon animal * balloon-back * balloon barrage * balloon clock * balloon club * balloon flower * ballooning * balloonist * 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


    (en verb)
  • To increase or expand rapidly.
  • His stomach ballooned from eating such a large meal.
    Prices will balloon if we don't act quickly.
  • To go up or voyage in a balloon.
  • To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
  • See also

    * airship * ball * ballonet * blimp * dirigible * gondola * zeppelin