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1 balance

A state of equilibrium.

Roget 29: mean, average; median, mode; balance, medium, mediocrity, generality; golden mean etc. (mid-course) 628; middle etc. ... show more

Roget 811: accounts, accompts; commercial arithmetic, monetary arithmetic; statistics etc. (numeration) 85; money matters, finance, budget, bill, score, reckoning, ... show more

Roget 800: money, legal tender; money matters, money market; finance; accounts etc. 811; funds, treasure; capital, stock; assets etc. ... show more

Roget 466: measurement, admeasurement, mensuration, survey, valuation, appraisement, assessment, assize; estimate, estimation; dead reckoning, reckoning etc. ... show more

Dutch: balans, evenwicht

2 balance

Equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.

3 balance

Harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design):
— In all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance.

synonyms: proportion, proportionality.

Polish: harmonijność, proporcjonalność, regularność

4 balance

Equality of distribution.

synonyms: counterbalance, equilibrium, equipoise.

Roget 27: equality, parity, coextension, symmetry, balance, poise; evenness, monotony, level.    equivalence; equipollence, equipoise, equilibrium, ... show more

Dutch: evenwicht, tegenwicht

5 balance

Something left after other parts have been taken away:
— He took what he wanted and I got the balance.

synonyms: remainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest.

Roget 40: remainder, residue; remains, remanent, remnant, rest, relic; leavings, heeltap, odds and ends, cheesepairings, candle ends, orts; residuum; ... show more

Dutch: residu
Polish: reszta

6 balance

The difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account.

Dutch: weegschaal
Polish: bilans, rozrachunek, zestawienie

7 Balance

astrology A person who is born while the sun is in Libra.

synonym: Libra.

Polish: waga

8 Balance

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

synonyms: Libra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scales.

Dutch: Weegschaal
Polish: Waga

9 balance

mathematics An attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane.

synonyms: correspondence, symmetricalness, symmetry.

Dutch: symmetrie
Polish: symetria

10 balance

A weight that balances another weight.

synonyms: counterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equaliser, equalizer.

Roget 319: gravity, gravitation; weight; heaviness etc. adj.; specific gravity; pondorosity, pressure, load; burden, burthen; ballast, counterpoise; ... show more

Dutch: contragewicht, tegenwicht
Polish: przeciwciężar, przeciwwaga

11 balance

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.

synonym: balance wheel.

Polish: balans, balansjer

12 balance

A scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity.

Dutch: schaal, weegschaal


1 balance

Bring into balance or equilibrium:
— She has to balance work and her domestic duties.
— Balance the two weights.

synonyms: equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize.

Roget 30: make compensation; compensate, compense; indemnify; counteract, countervail, counterpoise; balance; outbalance, overbalance, counterbalance; set off; hedge, square, ... show more

Roget 605: be irresolute etc. adj.; hang in suspense, keep in suspense; leave "ad referendum"; think twice about, pause; dawdle etc. (inactivity) 683; remain neuter; dillydally, ... show more

Roget 464: compare to, compare with; collate, confront; place side by side, juxtapose etc. (near) 197; set against one another, pit against one another; contrast, balance.    identify, ... show more

Roget 85: number, count, tally, tell; call over, run over; take an account of, enumerate, muster, poll, recite, recapitulate; sum; ... show more

2 balance

Compute credits and debits of an account.

3 balance

Hold or carry in equilibrium.

synonym: poise.

Roget 27: be equal etc. adj.; equal, match, reach, keep pace with, run abreast; come to, amount to, come up to; be on a level with, lie on a level with; ... show more

Dutch: balanceren

4 balance

Be in equilibrium.

Moby thesaurus: Swiss bank account, accommodate, accord, account, account current, account rendered, account stated, adjust, afterglow, afterimage, agree, amount to, analogize, analogousness, aplomb, arrangement, assess, assets, assimilate, assimilate to ... show more.

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