Definition of balance a/the budget
- The government may have to raise taxes to balance the budget.
: an instrument for weighing: such as
: a beam that is supported freely in the center and has two pans of equal weight suspended from its ends
: a device that uses the elasticity of a spiral spring for measuring weight or force
: to compute the difference between the debits and credits of (an account)
: to pay the amount due on : settle
: to arrange so that one set of elements exactly equals another
: a usually leather pouch, wallet, or pack
: stock, supply
: a quantity (as of energy or water) involved in, available for, or assignable to a particular situation
: to put or allow for in a statement or plan coordinating resources and expenditures : to put or allow for in a budget
: to require to adhere to a budget
: to allocate funds for in a budget
: suitable for someone whose is following a plan for coordinating resources and expenditures : suitable for one on a budget (see 1budget) : inexpensive
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