Definitions for balanceˈbæl əns

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. balance(noun)

    a state of equilibrium

  2. balance(noun)

    equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

  3. proportion, proportionality, balance(noun)

    harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)

    "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin

  4. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance(noun)

    equality of distribution

  5. remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest(noun)

    something left after other parts have been taken away

    "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

  6. balance(noun)

    the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

  7. Libra, Balance(noun)

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra

  8. Libra, Libra the Balance, Balance, Libra the Scales(noun)

    the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22

  9. symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence, balance(noun)

    (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane

  10. counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser(noun)

    a weight that balances another weight

  11. balance wheel, balance(noun)

    a wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat

  12. balance(verb)

    a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity

  13. balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise(verb)

    bring into balance or equilibrium

    "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"

  14. balance(verb)

    compute credits and debits of an account

  15. poise, balance(verb)

    hold or carry in equilibrium

  16. balance(verb)

    be in equilibrium

    "He was balancing on one foot"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. balance(Noun)

    a state in which opposing forces harmonise; equilibrium

  2. balance(Noun)

    mental equilibrium; mental health; calmness, a state of remaining clear-headed and unperturbed

  3. balance(Noun)

    something of equal weight used to provide equilibrium (literally or figuratively); counterweight

  4. balance(Noun)

    a pair of scales

  5. balance(Noun)

    awareness of both viewpoints or matters; neutrality; rationality; objectivity

  6. balance(Noun)

    the overall result of conflicting forces, opinions etc.; the influence which ultimately "weighs" more than others

  7. balance(Noun)

    apparent harmony in art (between differing colours, sounds, etc.)

  8. balance(Noun)

    a list accounting for the debits on one side, and for the credits on the other.

  9. balance(Noun)

    the result of such a procedure; the difference between credit and debit of an account.

    I just need to nip to a bank and check my balance.

  10. balance(Verb)

    to make (items) weigh up.

  11. balance(Verb)

    (figurative) to make (concepts) agree.

  12. balance(Verb)

    to hold (an object or objects) precariously.

  13. balance(Verb)

    to make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond.

  14. balance(Verb)

    to be in equilibrium.

  15. balance(Verb)

    to have matching credits and debits.

  16. balance(Noun)

    a device used to regulate the speed of a watch, clock etc.

  17. balance(Noun)

    Libra

  18. Origin: From balance, from *, from (accusative form of) bilanx, from bi- + lanx.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Balance(noun)

    an apparatus for weighing

  2. Balance(noun)

    act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate

  3. Balance(noun)

    equipoise between the weights in opposite scales

  4. Balance(noun)

    the state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness

  5. Balance(noun)

    an equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one's accounts to a balance; -- also, the excess on either side; as, the balance of an account

  6. Balance(noun)

    a balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See Balance wheel (in the Vocabulary)

  7. Balance(noun)

    the constellation Libra

  8. Balance(noun)

    the seventh sign in the Zodiac, called Libra, which the sun enters at the equinox in September

  9. Balance(noun)

    a movement in dancing. See Balance, v. i., S

  10. Balance(noun)

    to bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance

  11. Balance(noun)

    to support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope

  12. Balance(noun)

    to equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize

  13. Balance(noun)

    to compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate

  14. Balance(noun)

    to settle and adjust, as an account; to make two accounts equal by paying the difference between them

  15. Balance(noun)

    to make the sums of the debits and credits of an account equal; -- said of an item; as, this payment, or credit, balances the account

  16. Balance(noun)

    to arrange accounts in such a way that the sum total of the debits is equal to the sum total of the credits; as, to balance a set of books

  17. Balance(noun)

    to move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners

  18. Balance(noun)

    to contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail

  19. Balance(verb)

    to have equal weight on each side; to be in equipoise; as, the scales balance

  20. Balance(verb)

    to fluctuate between motives which appear of equal force; to waver; to hesitate

  21. Balance(verb)

    to move toward a person or couple, and then back

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  1. Balance

    Balance is the tenth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen. Released in 1995, it is the final of four albums to feature Sammy Hagar as the band's lead vocalist. During the recording of Balance and its subsequent Ambulance Tour, Van Halen's second incarnation broke up. Regarding this time period, in 1997, Eddie Van Halen told Guitar World Magazine "There had been a variety of conflicts brewing between Sammy and the band since I quit drinking on October 2, 1994... It got so bad that I actually started drinking again."

The Standard Electrical DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Balance

    (a) Wheatstone's Bridge, q. v., is sometimes termed the Electric Balance. (b) A suspension or torsion balance is one which includes a filament or pair of filaments to whose lower end or ends are attached a horizontal indicator often called a needle, or a magnetic needle. (See Torsion Balance.) (c) See Induction Balance, Hughes'. (d) For Thermic Balance, see Bolometer. (e) See Balance, Ampere.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. BALANCE

    Something wanted by book-keepers and often lost by topers. May be found in a cash-book or the kangaroo gait.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'balance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1273

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'balance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1722

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'balance' in Nouns Frequency: #559

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'balance' in Verbs Frequency: #663


Translations for balance

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  • رصيد, ميزانArabic
  • теглилка, везна, баланс, равновесие, балансираност, уравновесявам, уравновесен съм, балансирам, балансиран съм, правя балансBulgarian
  • balanç, equilibri, balança, compensar, equilibrarCatalan, Valencian
  • rovnováhaCzech
  • Waage, Ausgewogenheit, Balance, Bilanz, Gleichgewicht, Saldo, balancieren, wiegen, im Gleichgewicht halten, ausgleichen, bilanzierenGerman
  • ισοζύγιο, ζυγαριά, ισορροπία, αντισταθμίζω, ισορροπώ, ζυγίζω, ισοσκελίζωGreek
  • equilibrio, balanza, balance, [[hacer]] [[balance]], balancearSpanish
  • orekaBasque
  • میزان, بالانس, ترازوPersian
  • varsivaaka, tasapaino, vaaka, saldo, olla tasapainossaFinnish
  • balance, équilibre, solde, apurerFrench
  • co-chothromScottish Gaelic
  • balanza, equilibrio, balanceGalician
  • તુલાGujarati
  • מאזניים, איזון, מאזן, שיווי משקלHebrew
  • तराज़ू, तुलाHindi
  • mérlegHungarian
  • հավասարակշռություն, բալանս, կշեռքArmenian
  • bilanco, balanco, equilibroIdo
  • bilancia, bilancio, neutralità, equilibrio, pareggiare, equivalere, pesare, tenere in equilibrio, bilanciare, conguagliareItalian
  • 秤, バランス, 中立, 均衡, 平衡, 天秤, 釣り合いJapanese
  • terazî, yeksengî, hevsengî, denge, terazû, balansKurdish
  • баланстоо, сальдо, тараза, теңдештик, таразалоо, тең салмак, теңдеш, балансташкан, тең салмактык, калдык, баланс, тең салмактоо, кайырмаKyrgyz
  • WoLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • pusiausvyraLithuanian
  • кантар, врамнотеженост, рамнотежа, биланс, терезија, салдо, вага, измируваMacedonian
  • neraca, teraju, dacing, mizanMalay
  • balans, evenwicht, weegschaalDutch
  • vekt, balanse, balansereNorwegian
  • waga, równowaga, saldoPolish
  • balança, balanço, equilíbrio, equilibrar, pesar, balancearPortuguese
  • balanță, balans, cumpăt, echilibru, bilanțRomanian
  • баланс, весы, сбалансированность, равновесие, взвешенность, уравновешенность, сальдо, уравновешивать, уравновеситьRussian
  • vága, равноте́жа, кантар, kantar, теразије, terazije, ravnotéža, ва́га, balansirati, балансиратиSerbo-Croatian
  • ravnovesje, ravnotežjeSlovene
  • peshore, ekuilibër, balancë, bilancAlbanian
  • balans, avvägning, balansräkning, balansvåg, våg, jämvikt, vågskål, jämviktsläge, balansera, stå och väga, vara i jämvikt, jämna ut sigSwedish
  • సమతుల్యత, త్రాసు, కాటాTelugu
  • denge, kantar, teraziTurkish
  • рівновагаUkrainian
  • ترازو, تلا, میزانUrdu

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