Paul vs Balloon - What's the difference?

paul | balloon |


As nouns the difference between paul and balloon

is that paul is an old italian silver coin; a paolo or paul can be while balloon is an inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.

As a verb balloon is

to increase or expand rapidly.

paul

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • In the New Testament, Apostle to the Gentiles and author of fourteen epistles.
  • * : Acts 9:4 :
  • Then Saul, ( who is also called Paul ,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him
  • of biblical origin.
  • * 1848 (Charles Dickens), :
  • 'He will be christened Paul , my - Mrs Dombey - of course.'
    She feebly echoed, 'Of course,' or rather expressed it by the motion of her lips, and closed her eyes again.
    'His father's name, Mrs Dombey, and his grandfather's! I wish his grandfather were alive this day! There is some inconvenience in the necessity of writing Junior,' said Mr Dombey, making a fictitious autograph on his knee; 'but it is merely of a private and personal complexion. It doesn't enter into the correspondence of the House. Its signature remains the same.'
  • A city in Idaho.
  • Derived terms

    * rob Peter to pay Paul * Saint Paul * Pauline

    Anagrams

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    balloon

    English

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (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