Meaning of balance

Definition of balance

(noun) a state of equilibrium
equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
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
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"
the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
(mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
a weight that balances another weight
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
a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
(verb) bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"
compute credits and debits of an account
be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"

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