Definitions for balance

Definitions for (noun) balance

Main entry: balance

Definition: a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity

Main entry: balance, balance wheel

Definition: 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

Main entry: counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equaliser, equalizer, balance

Definition: a weight that balances another weight

Main entry: symmetricalness, symmetry, correspondence, balance

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

Main entry: balance, proportion, proportionality

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

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

Main entry: Libra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scales, Balance

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

Main entry: Libra, Balance

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

Main entry: balance

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

Main entry: balance

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

Main entry: balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest, remainder

Definition: something left after other parts have been taken away

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

Main entry: balance, counterbalance, equilibrium, equipoise

Definition: equality of distribution

Main entry: balance

Definition: a state of equilibrium

Definitions for (verb) balance

Main entry: poise, balance

Definition: hold or carry in equilibrium

Main entry: balance

Definition: compute credits and debits of an account

Main entry: balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

Definition: bring into balance or equilibrium

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

Main entry: balance

Definition: be in equilibrium

Usage: He was balancing on one foot

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