balance

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

balance

noun

Definition of BALANCE

1
a condition in which opposing forces are equal to one another <in order to determine the weight of that beaker, you need to get the two pans of the scale in perfect balance>
2
a balanced, pleasing, or suitable arrangement of parts <the balance of the landscaping is in keeping with the symmetry of so many 18th-century mansions>
3
a device for measuring weight <use a balance to make sure you get the amounts precisely correct>
Synonyms balance
Related Words gravimeter
4
a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective <the balance to the mountain of complaints are the many letters of praise that we also receive>
Related Words trade-off; ballast, weight
5
a remaining group or portion <and the balance of the contestants should stand in that last corner>
Near Antonyms body, bulk, main, mass, most, weight

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up balance[noun]? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More