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English noun: balance

1. balance (state) a state of equilibrium


Broader (hypernym)equilibrium


Narrower (hyponym)electrolyte balance, nitrogen balance, tension


Antonymsimbalance, unbalance, instability

2. balance (possession) equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account


Broader (hypernym)equality


Narrower (hyponym)trial balance


Part meronymaccount, account statement, accounting

3. balance (attribute) harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)


SamplesIn all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance.


Synonymsproportion, proportionality


Broader (hypernym)arrangement, placement

4. balance (shape) equality of distribution


Synonymscounterbalance, equilibrium, equipoise


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)conformation, proportion, symmetry

5. balance something left after other parts have been taken away


SamplesThere was no remainder.
He threw away the rest.
He took what he wanted and I got the balance.


Synonymsremainder, residual, residue, residuum, rest


Broader (hypernym)component, component part, constituent, part, portion


Narrower (hyponym)leftover, remnant

6. balance (possession) the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account


Broader (hypernym)difference, remainder


Narrower (hyponym)balance of trade, carry-forward, carry-over, compensating balance, invisible balance, offsetting balance, trade balance, trade gap, visible balance

7. Balance (person) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra


SynonymsLibra


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Domain categoryastrology, star divination

8. Balance (location) the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22


SynonymsLibra, Libra the Balance, Libra the Scales


Instance hypernymhouse, mansion, planetary house, sign, sign of the zodiac, star sign

9. balance (attribute) (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane


Synonymscorrespondence, symmetricalness, symmetry


Broader (hypernym)spatial property, spatiality


Narrower (hyponym)bilateral symmetry, bilateralism, bilaterality, geometrical regularity, radial symmetry, regularity


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


Antonymsasymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance

10. balance (artifact) a weight that balances another weight


Synonymscounterbalance, counterpoise, counterweight, equaliser, equalizer


Broader (hypernym)weight


Narrower (hyponym)sash weight, tare

11. balance (artifact) 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


Synonymsbalance wheel


Broader (hypernym)wheel


Part meronymhorologe, timekeeper, timepiece

12. balance (artifact) a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity


Broader (hypernym)scale, weighing machine


Narrower (hyponym)beam balance, beam scale, electronic balance, lever scale, microbalance, spring balance, spring scale, steelyard


English verb: balance

1. balance (stative) bring into balance or equilibrium


SamplesShe has to balance work and her domestic duties.
Balance the two weights.


Synonymsequilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fit, match


Narrower (hyponym)cancel, compensate, complement, correct, counterbalance, countervail, even off, even out, even up, make up, offset, offset, set off, trim


Verb groupbalance, balance, poise


Antonymsunbalance

2. balance (possession) compute credits and debits of an account


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)account, calculate

3. balance (contact) hold or carry in equilibrium


Synonymspoise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear, carry, hold


Narrower (hyponym)juggle


Verb groupbalance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

4. balance (stative) be in equilibrium


SamplesHe was balancing on one foot.


ExamplesThe children balance in the rocking chair, There balance some children in the rocking chair


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)be


Verb groupbalance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize









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