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Noun balance has 12 senses
  1. balance - a state of equilibrium
    --1 is a kind of
    Antonyms: imbalance, instability, unbalance
    --1 has particulars: tension; electrolyte balance; nitrogen balance
    Derived forms: verb balance4, verb balance1, verb balance3
  2. balance - a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
    --2 is a kind of
    scale, weighing machine
    --2 has particulars:
     beam balance; electronic balance; microbalance; spring balance, spring scale; steelyard, lever scale, beam scale
  3. balance - equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 is a part of account, accounting, account statement
    --3 has particulars: trial balance
    Derived form: verb balance2
  4. proportion, balance - harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design); "in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin
    --4 is a kind of placement, arrangement
  5. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance - equality of distribution
    --5 is a kind of structure, construction
    --5 has particulars: conformation; symmetry, proportion
  6. remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest - something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
    --6 is a kind of part, portion, component part, component
    --6 has particulars: leftover, remnant
  7. balance - the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
    --7 is a kind of
    remainder, difference
    --7 has particulars:
     balance of trade, trade balance, visible balance, trade gap; carry-over, carry-forward; compensating balance, offsetting balance; invisible balance
  8. Libra, Balance - (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Libra
    --8 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
  9. Libra, Libra the Balance, Balance, Libra the Scales - the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
    --9 is a kind of sign of the zodiac, star sign, sign, mansion, house, planetary house
  10. symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence, balance - (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
    --10 is a kind of spatial property, spatiality
    --10 has particulars:
     regularity, geometrical regularity; bilaterality, bilateralism, bilateral symmetry; radial symmetry
  11. counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser - an equivalent counterbalancing weight
    --11 is a kind of weight
    --11 has particulars: sash weight; tare
  12. balance wheel, balance - 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
    --12 is a kind of wheel
    --12 is a part of timepiece, timekeeper
Verb balance has 4 senses
  1. balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise - bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
    --1 is one way to match, fit
    Antonyms: unbalance
    Derived form: noun balance1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. balance - compute credits and debits of an account
    --2 is one way to
    account, calculate
    Derived form: noun balance3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. poise, balance - hold or carry in equilibrium
    --3 is one way to hold, carry, bear
    Derived forms: noun balance1, noun balancer2, noun balancer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. balance - be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"
    --4 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun balance1, noun balancer2, noun balancer1
    Sample sentences:
    The children balance in the rocking chair
    There balance some children in the rocking chair
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