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balance
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 21
5. The constellation Libra.
7. A movement in dancing. See Balance, v. i., S.
8. To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance.
9. To support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope.
10. To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize.
11. To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate.
13. To arrange accounts in such a way that the sum total of the debits is equal to the sum total of the credits; as, to balance a set of books.
14. To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners.
15. To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail.
16. An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one's accounts to a balance; - also, the excess on either side; as, the balance of an account.
17. A balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See wheel ( in the Vocabulary).
18. To make the sums of the debits and credits of an account equal; - said of an item; as, this payment, or credit, balances the account.
Part of Speech: verb
3. To move toward a person or couple, and then back.
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