Squid vs Balloon - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between squid and balloon

is that squid is any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles while balloon is an inflatable buoyant object, often (but not necessarily) round and flexible.

As a verb balloon is

to increase or expand rapidly.

squid

English

(wikipedia squid)

Etymology 1

. Perhaps related to (squirt)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Any of several carnivorous marine cephalopod mollusks, of the order Teuthida, having a mantle, eight arms, and a pair of tentacles
  • A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.
  • (mildly, pejorative) A sailor in the Navy.
  • (UK, slang, humorous, rare) A quid; one pound sterling.
  • Can you lend me five squid ? I feel like a bacon sarnie.
    Derived terms
    * arrow squid * broad squid * colossal squid * giant squid * jumbo squid * squidhound
    See also
    * (wikipedia) * calamari * cuttlefish * octopus

    Etymology 2

    Possibly a blend of (stupid) and (quick); "stupid, quick, under-dressed and imminently dead", a claimed origin, is probably a backronym Derived from "squirrelly kid"

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (slang, motorcycling, pejorative) A motorcyclist characterized by lack of riding gear, reckless/careless/unsafe riding, especially of sport bikers.
  • * "In my mind, a street squid is anyone who races on the street. Period."1
  • * "squid: a cocky motorcyclist who darts very aggressively through traffic"2
  • References

    * Harrison, Greg. Son of Squid. American Motorcyclist. Vol. 41, No. 8. ISSN 0277-9358. p. 5. Aug 1987 * Hough, David L. (2000), Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well (2nd ed.), USA: BowTie Press, p. 253, ISBN 1889540536, 9781889540535, p. 253.

    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