balance balance  /ˈbæ ləns/


  1. (n) a state of equilibrium
  2. (n) equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  3. (n) harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
  4. (n) equality of distribution
  5. (n) something left after other parts have been taken away
  6. (n) the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
  7. (n) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
  8. (n) the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
  9. (n) (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
  10. (n) a weight that balances another weight
  11. (n) 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. (n) a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
  13. (v) bring into balance or equilibrium
  14. (v) compute credits and debits of an account
  15. (v) hold or carry in equilibrium
  16. (v) be in equilibrium


  1. With 85 million baby boomers and 50 million Gen Xers, there is already a yawning generation gap among American workers--particularly in their ideas of work-life balance.
  2. Humans keep their balance using the vestibular system's signals, along with visual cues and touch sensations.
  3. An excellent source of information on our balance sheet, by the way, is a new section of the Board's website, entitled Credit and Liquidity Programs and the Balance Sheet.


  1. Hearing and Balance Institute of the Rockies Launches New Website

    Dr. Terri Ives, a board certified doctor of audiology in Lone Tree, CO, is pleased to announce the launch of her new website for current and potential patients. The new website is designed to showcase Hearing and Balance Institute of the Rockies for existing patients and potential new patients across the United States. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Udall says balance needed on privacy and security

    Sen. Mark Udall said Sunday that the balance between guarding Americans' Constitutional privacy rights and shielding the country from another terrorist attack "doesn't have to be all or nothing.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. New Balance Nationals: Carmel boys relay, Suffern girls relay pick up all-America honors

    The Carmel boys distance medley relay team ran 10 minutes, 8.22 seconds to set a school record, finish second and earn all-America honors Sunday in the New Balance Nationals at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. From left: Eric Holt, Cyd (cq) Scott, Benito Muniz, Louie Velazquez.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Journal News


  1. Lohan, through sobs, addressed the court just prior to sentencing: "I did do everything I was told, and did the best I could to balance jobs and showing up," she told the judge. "It's just been such a long haul I don't want you to think I...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: TIME

  2. Obama said he was struggling with "how to balance creating a process that adheres to rule of law, habeas corpus, basic principles of Anglo-American legal system, but doing it in a way that doesn't result in releasing people who are intent on blowing...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Gazette (Montreal)

  3. But Mr Woolas, who became immigration minister in the reshuffle earlier this month, said: "This government isn't going to allow the population to go up to 70 million. There has to be a balance between the number of people coming in and the number of...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Phil Woolas Source: BBC News

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