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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

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

I think there should be a good balance between being a good student and being able to enjoy your high school life.
Vanessa Minnillo

Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress.
Melody Beattie

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

Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it.
Hunter S. Thompson
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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
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