Definition of balance Pronunciation
1. A state in which opposing forces harmonise; equilibrium
2. Mental equilibrium; mental health; calmness, a state of remaining clear-headed and unperturbed
3. Something of equal weight used to provide equilibrium (literally or figuratively); counterweight
These weights are used as a balance for the overhanging verandah.
Blair thought he could provide a useful balance to Bush's policies.
4. A pair of scales
5. Awareness of both viewpoints or matters; neutrality; rationality; objectivity
6. The overall result of conflicting forces, opinions etc.; the influence which ultimately "weighs" more than others
The balance of power finally lay with the Royalist forces.
I think the balance of opinion is that we should get out while we're ahead.
7. Apparent harmony in art (between differing colours, sounds, etc.)
8. A list accounting for the debits on one side, and for the credits on the other.
9. The result of such a procedure; the difference between credit and debit of an account.
I just need to nip to a bank and check my balance.
10. A device used to regulate the speed of a watch, clock etc.
11. The remainder.
The balance of the agreement remains in effect.
12. Libra
13. To bring (items) to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights.
14. To make (concepts) agree.
15. To hold (an object or objects) precariously; to support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling.
I balanced my mug of coffee on my knee.
The circus performer balances a plate on the end of a baton.
16. To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.
17. To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally.
To balance partners
18. To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass.
To balance the boom mainsail
19. To make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond.
This final payment, or credit, balances the account.
To balance a set of books
20. To be in equilibrium.
21. To have matching credits and debits.
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English - English - balance Pronunciation
n. leveling; equal distribution of weight; stability; statement; scales; rest, remainder
v. make even weight, make equal; be made of even weight, be made equal
n. balance, equal distribution of weight; stability
English - Spanish - balance Pronunciation
s. balance, equilibrio, estabilidad, estabilización; simetría, armonía, proporcionalidad; saldo, residuo, resto; ecuanimidad, aplomo, igualdad de ánimo
v. balancear, abalanzar, equilibrar, estabilizar, poner en equilibrio; contrarrestar, compensar, contrabalancear; cuadrar, arquear, saldar; balancearse, equilibrarse
Spanish - English - balance Pronunciation
n. rocking, swinging; oscillation; rolling; hesitation; balance; balance sheet; stocktaking; affair, matter; deal; (Caribbean) rocking chair, chair which glides on runners forward and backward
English - French - balance Pronunciation
n. balance; égalisation, nivellement; équilibre; stabilité, solde, reliquat; bilan; excédent; échelle, graduation, mesure
v. peser, balancer; comparer; équilibrer; mettre en équilibre, s'équilibrer, rendre égal; ajuster; compenser
English - German - balance Pronunciation
n. Balance, Gleichgewicht; Ausgewogenheit; Symmetrie; Bilanz; Bestand (Kontostand); in der Schwebe sein (Leben)
v. überlegen, vergleichen, ausgleichen; sich ausgleichen
English - Italian - balance Pronunciation
s. bilancia; equilibrio; calma, padronanza di sé; armonia, proporzione; contrappeso; pareggio; saldo; rimanenza, resto; bilanciere
v. pesare; (fig) controbilanciare, compensare, avere lo stesso peso di; tenere in equilibrio; soppesare, valutare, considerare; equilibrare, essere proporzionato a; (comm.) saldare, chiudere
English - Portuguese - balance Pronunciation
s. balança; equilíbrio; ouvinte; oscilação
v. balança; equilíbrio; saldo; resto
English - Russian - balance Pronunciation
с. весы; уравновешенность, равновесие; сальдо, остаток, баланс; противовес; маятник, балансир, балансировка
г. балансировать, сохранять равновесие, быть в равновесии, уравновешивать, уравновесить, сбалансировать, подводить баланс; взвешивать; обдумывать; сопоставлять; колебаться
English - Turkish - balance Pronunciation
f. tartmak, düşünmek, dengelemek, denk gelmek, dengede tutmak, denklemek, karşılaştırmak, dengeli olmak, denk olmak, eşitlenmek, dengelenmek, salınmak, dalgalanmak, inip çıkmak
i. balans, denge, denklik, uyum; terazi; kalan, bilanço, bakiye, ruhsal denge
French - English - balance Pronunciation
(f) n. balance; comparison; scales; indecision
German - English - balance Pronunciation
n. leveling; equal distribution of weight; stability; statement; scales; rest, remainder
English - Dutch - balance Pronunciation
zn. balans; evenwicht; standvastigheid; weegschaal; saldo
ww. in evenwicht brengen, opwegen tegen; sluitend maken; sluitend zijn
English - Greek - balance Pronunciation
ουσ. ισοζύγιο, κλείσιμο λογαριασμών, ισολογισμός, πλαστίγκα, ισορροπία, υπόλοιπο
ρήμ. ισορροπώ, ισολογίζω, ζυγίζω
French - Spanish - balance Pronunciation
(instrument) balanza (f)
German - Spanish - balance Pronunciation
n. equilibrio (m)
Spanish - French - balance Pronunciation
1. (estado) équilibre (m)
2. (contabilidad) bilan (m)
Spanish - German - balance Pronunciation
n. schwanken, schlingern, rollen, bilanz, abschluss, aufstellung, aufrechnung
Spanish - Russian - balance Pronunciation
n. качание, баланс
French - German - balance Pronunciation
n. waage, zeigerwaage
French - Italian - balance Pronunciation
(instrument) bilancia (f)
French - Portuguese - balance Pronunciation
(instrument) balança (f)
French - Russian - balance Pronunciation
n. весы (f), равновесие (f), баланс (f), мостовой: мостовая схема (тех.) (f)
French - Turkish - balance Pronunciation
[la] terazi; denge; bilanço
German - French - balance Pronunciation
n. équilibre (m)
German - Italian - balance Pronunciation
n. bilico (m), equilibrio (m)
German - Russian - balance Pronunciation
n. баланс (f)
German - Turkish - balance Pronunciation
i. denge (f), bilanço (f)
French - Dutch - balance Pronunciation
(instrument) weegschaal (m/f)
German - Dutch - balance Pronunciation
English - Chinese - balance Pronunciation
(名) 平衡, 均衡; 平静, 镇定; 协调, 和谐; 天平, 秤
(动) 使平衡; 权衡, 比较; 保持...的平衡; 使相称; 得到平衡; 相称; 保持平衡; 被抵消
English - Chinese - balance Pronunciation
(名) 平衡, 均衡; 平靜, 鎮定; 協調, 和諧; 天平, 秤
(動) 使平衡; 權衡, 比較; 保持...的平衡; 使相稱; 得到平衡; 相稱; 保持平衡; 被抵消
English - Japanese - balance Pronunciation
(名) つり合い; 調和; 平静; 天びん; 差し引き
(動) つり合いをとる; つり合わせる; 比較する
English - Korean - balance Pronunciation
명. 저울질; 천칭, 저울; 균형, 밸런스; 나머지
동. 무게를 똑같이 하다; 무게가 같다
German - Chinese - balance Pronunciation
[die] pl.Balancen 平衡。均衡。
Spanish - Korean - balance Pronunciation
n. 흔들림, 균형, 대차 대조표, 재고조사

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Dictionary Extension
Verb forms for balance
Present participle: balancing
Present: balance (3.person: balances)
Past: balanced
Future: will balance
Present conditional: would balance
Present Perfect: have balanced (3.person: has balanced)
Past Perfect: had balanced
Future Perfect: will have balanced
Past conditional: would have balanced