1. [ noun ] a state of equilibrium
Related terms: imbalance equilibrium tension nitrogen_balance electrolyte_balance
2. [ verb ] bring into balance or equilibrium
Synonyms: equilibrize equilibrise equilibrate

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

Related terms: unbalance match compensate offset complement cancel trim poise equilibrium equilibrium
3. [ noun ] (accounting) equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
Related terms: credit equality balance_of_trade invisible_balance trial_balance carry-over account
4. [ verb ] (accounting) compute credits and debits of an account
Related terms: account
5. [ verb ] hold or carry in equilibrium
Synonyms: poise
Related terms: hold poise
6. [ noun ] harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
Synonyms: proportion

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

Related terms: placement proportion
7. [ verb ] be in equilibrium

"He was balancing on one foot"

Related terms: be
8. [ noun ] something left after other parts have been taken away
Synonyms: rest remainder residue residuum residual

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

Related terms: part leftover remainder
9. [ noun ] an equivalent counterbalancing weight
Synonyms: counterbalance equalizer counterpoise equaliser counterweight
Related terms: weight sash_weight tare compensate oppose equal counterweight
10. [ 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
Synonyms: balance_wheel
Related terms: wheel timepiece
11. [ noun ] (astronomy) the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from September 23 to October 22
Synonyms: Libra_the_Balance Libra_the_Scales Libra
Related terms: sign_of_the_zodiac
12. [ noun ] equality of distribution
Synonyms: equipoise counterbalance equilibrium
Related terms: structure symmetry conformation
13. [ noun ] the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
Related terms: difference carry-over invisible_balance compensating_balance balance_of_trade
14. [ noun ] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
Synonyms: libra
Related terms: person astrology
15. [ noun ] (mathematics) an attribute of a shape; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
Synonyms: symmetry correspondence symmetricalness
Related terms: asymmetry spatial_property regularity radial_symmetry bilaterality mathematics
16. [ noun ] a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
Related terms: scale electronic_balance microbalance spring_balance steelyard beam_balance
Similar spelling:   Ballance