balance sheet


: a statement of financial condition at a given date

Examples of balance sheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When Golden Gate sold off its stake in the chain, the restaurants were carrying a heavy debt load; some $375 million in debt was added to the chain’s balance sheet in May 2014 to help fund Golden Gate’s acquisition, Moody’s reported. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 With $80 billion in cash and short-term investments sitting on Microsoft’s balance sheet as of the end of March 2024, Nadella can afford to place multiple wagers. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for balance sheet 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of balance sheet was circa 1771

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“Balance sheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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balance sheet

bal·​ance sheet
: a statement of financial condition at a given date

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