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Definition of Balance

Balance

  1. An apparatus for weighing.
  2. Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate.
  3. Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales.
  4. The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness.
  5. 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. A balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See Balance wheel (in the Vocabulary).
  7. The constellation Libra.
  8. The seventh sign in the Zodiac, called Libra, which the sun enters at the equinox in September.
  9. A movement in dancing. See Balance, v. i., S.
  10. To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance.
  11. 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. To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize.
  13. To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.
  14. To settle and adjust, as an account; to make two accounts equal by paying the difference between them.
  15. 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. 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. To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners.
  18. To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail.
  19. To have equal weight on each side; to be in equipoise; as, the scales balance.
  20. To fluctuate between motives which appear of equal force; to waver; to hesitate.
  21. To move toward a person or couple, and then back.

Balance Quotations

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. - Maxwell Maltz
Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.
Maxwell Maltz

I am a perfectionist but I know how to live life. When I'm working, it's 100%. When I'm with my friends, I put everything away and enjoy life. When I come home to my kids, it's pure joy and everything's worth it. Every time, I really focus 100 percent on one thing. I've learned how to juggle my life and I feel like now I have the perfect balance.
Monique Lhuillier

When you feel sad, it's okay. It's not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there's those days when you feel like Superman. It's just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better.
Mac Miller

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
Thomas Merton

There is no decision that we can make that doesn't come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.
Simon Sinek
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Balance Translations

balance in Dutch is overschot, saldo
balance in German is Saldo, Gleichgewicht
balance in Italian is bilancio, livellare, equilibrio
balance in Latin is pondera
balance in Portuguese is contrapeso
balance in Spanish is saldar, abalanzar, equilibrio, balance