HyperDic: balance

English > 16 senses of the word balance / Balance:
NOUNstatebalancea state of equilibrium
possessionbalanceequality between the totals / totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
attributebalance, proportion, proportionalityharmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
shapebalance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalanceequality of distribution
relationbalance, remainder, residual, residue, residuum, restsomething left after other parts have been taken away
possessionbalancethe difference between the totals / totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
person Balance, Libra(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
locationBalance, Libra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scalesthe seventh sign of the zodiac
attributebalance, symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation
artifactbalance, counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, equalizer, equalisera weight that balances another weight
artifactbalance, balance wheela wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine
artifactbalancea scale for weighing
VERBstativebalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrisebring into balance or equilibrium
possessionbalancecompute credits and debits of an account
contactbalance, poisehold or carry in equilibrium
stativebalancebe in equilibrium
balance / Balance > pronunciation
Soundsbae'lahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of equilibrium.
Narrowerelectrolyte balanceAn equilibrium between the amounts of electrolytes (as calcium and sodium and potassium) that is essential for normal health and functioning
nitrogen balanceThe balance between the amount of nitrogen taken in (to the soil or the body) and the amount given off (lost or excreted)
tensionA balance between and interplay of opposing elements or tendencies (especially in art or literature)
BroaderequilibriumA stable situation in which forces cancel one another
Oppositeimbalance, instability, unbalanceA lack of balance or state of disequilibrium
Spanishbalance, equilibrio
Catalanequilibri, saldo
Verbsbalancehold or carry in equilibrium
balancebring into balance or equilibrium
balancebe in equilibrium
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 2, possession
Meaningequality between the totals / totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.
Part ofaccount, accounting, account statementA statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
Narrowertrial balanceA balance of debits and credits in double-entry bookkeeping
BroaderequalityThe quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status
Verbsbalancecompute credits and debits of an account
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaningharmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design).
Example"in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
Synonymsproportion, proportionality
Broaderplacement, arrangementThe spatial property of the way in which something is placed
Spanishequilibrio, proporción
Catalanequilibri, proporció
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 4, shape
Meaningequality of distribution.
Synonymsequilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance
NarrowerconformationA symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
symmetry, proportionbalance among the parts of something
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishcontrapeso, equilibrio
Catalancontrapès, equilibri
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 5, relation
MeaningSomething left after other parts have been taken away.
Example "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
Synonymsremainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest
Narrowerleftover, remnantA small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
Broaderpart, portion, component part, component, constituentSomething determined in relation to something that includes it
Spanishremanente, residuo, restante, resto, sobra
Catalanresidu, resta, restant, romanalla, romanent
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 6, possession
MeaningThe difference between the totals / totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.
Narrowerbalance of trade, trade balance, visible balance, trade gapThe difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise
carry-over, carry-forwardThe accumulated and undivided profits / profits of a corporation after provision has been made for dividends and reserves
compensating balance, offsetting balanceA minimum credit balance that a bank may require a borrower to keep on deposit as a condition for granting a loan
invisible balanceThe difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of services and payments of property incomes
Broaderremainder, differenceThe number that remains after subtraction
Spanishsaldo
English > Balance: 16 senses > noun 7, person
Meaning(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra.
SynonymLibra
Categoryastrology, star divinationA pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
CatalanLibra
English > Balance: 16 senses > noun 8, location
MeaningThe seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22.
SynonymsLibra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scales
Instance ofsign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
Spanishbalanza, Libra
CatalanBalança, balança
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 9, attribute
Meaning(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane.
Synonymssymmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Narrowerbilaterality, bilateralism, bilateral symmetryThe property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane
radial symmetryThe property of symmetry about an axis
regularity, geometrical regularityA property of polygons
Broaderspatial property, spatialityAny property relating to or occupying space
Oppositeasymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance(mathematics) a lack of symmetry / symmetry
Spanishsimetría
Catalansimetria
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA weight that balances another weight.
Synonymscounterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, equalizer, equaliser
Narrowersash weightA counterweight for a sliding sash
tare(chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis
BroaderweightAn artifact that is heavy
Spanishbalance, contrapeso, ecualizador
Catalancontrapès
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningA wheel that regulates the rate of movement in a machine; especially a wheel oscillating against the hairspring of a timepiece to regulate its beat.
Synonymbalance wheel
Part oftimepiece, timekeeper, horologeA measuring ... / measuring instrument or device for keeping time
BroaderwheelA simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
Spanishvolante
Catalanvolant regulador
English > balance: 16 senses > noun 12, artifact
MeaningA scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity.
Narrowerbeam balanceA balance consisting of a lever with two equal arms and a pan suspended from each arm
electronic balanceA balance that generates a current proportional to the displacement of the pan
microbalancebalance for weighing very small objects
spring balance, spring scaleA balance that measure weight by the tension on a helical spring
steelyard, lever scale, beam scaleA portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal length
Broaderscale, weighing machineA measuring instrument for weighing
Spanishbalanza, escala
Catalanbalança
English > balance: 16 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBring into balance or equilibrium.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"
  • "balance the two weights"
Synonymsequilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
Narrowercancel, offset, set offMake up for
compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upAdjust for
complementmake complete or perfect
offset, countervailcompensate for or counterbalance / counterbalance
trimbalance in flight by regulating the control surfaces
Broadermatch, fitmake correspond or harmonize
OppositeunbalanceThrow out of balance or equilibrium
Similar tobalanceBe in equilibrium
poise, balancehold or carry in equilibrium
Spanishequilibrar, nivelar
Catalananivellar, compensar, equilibrar
Nounsbalancea state of equilibrium
English > balance: 16 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningcompute credits and debits of an account.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderaccount, calculateKeep an account of
Spanisharquear, cuadrar, hacer arqueo, hacer balance, saldar
Nounsbalanceequality between the totals / totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
English > balance: 16 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninghold or carry in equilibrium.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonympoise
Caused bypoiseCause to be balanced or suspended
NarrowerjuggleHold with difficulty and balance insecurely
Broaderhold, carry, bearsupport or hold in a certain manner
Similar tobalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibriseBring into balance or equilibrium
Spanishbalancear, equilibrar, nivelar
Catalananivellar-se, anivellar, compensar-se, equilibrar-se, sospesar
Nounsbalancea state of equilibrium
balancereither of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects
balanceran acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions
English > balance: 16 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe in equilibrium.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
ModelThe children balance in the rocking chair; There balance some children in the rocking chair
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar tobalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibriseBring into balance or equilibrium
Spanishequilibrar
Catalanequilibrar
Nounsbalancea state of equilibrium
balancereither of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects
balanceran acrobat who balances himself in difficult positions

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