(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. aerostat, blimp; free, sounding, kite, pilot, or dirigible balloon; fire balloon, montgolfier. See aviation. —v. i. swell. See convexity.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. dirigible, aircraft, airship, weather balloon, nondirigible aerostat, montgolfier, free balloon, captive balloon, kite balloon, lighter-than-air craft, toy balloon, zeppelin, observation balloon, barrage balloon, radar balloon, blimp*, bag*, sausage*, gasbag*, zep*.
Syn. bloat, swell up, expand; see inflate 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
aerostat, lighter-than-air craft.
altitude-measuring device: altimeter
anchor line: tether, dragrope, mooring line
ascent/descent speed-measuring device: variometer
basket: gondola
bottom sleeve, where hot air is blown in: appendix, mouth
broadest portion: equator
burner’s lighter: sparker
gas: hot air, helium, hydrogen
ground crew: chase crew
ground director of balloon activity: balloonmeister
high-speed launch used in windy conditions: blastoff
interior of bag: envelope
pilot, passenger: aeronaut
propane gas heater: burner
rate of descent: sink
weights, sandbags, used to control altitude: ballast
see blimp
inflate, swell, expand, bloat, puff out, dilate, billow.
ANT.: deflate, contract, shrink
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To curve outward past the normal or usual limit: bag, beetle, belly, bulge, jut, overhang, pouch, project, protrude, pro tuber ate, stand out, stick out. See CONVEX.

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