Synonyms of balance


1. balance, equilibrium

usage: a state of equilibrium

2. balance, equality

usage: equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

3. proportion, proportionality, balance, placement, arrangement

usage: 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. balance, equilibrium, equipoise, counterbalance, structure, construction

usage: equality of distribution

5. remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest, part, portion, component part, component, constituent

usage: 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. balance, remainder, difference

usage: the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

7. Libra, Balance, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra

8. Libra, Libra the Balance, Balance, Libra the Scales

usage: the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22

9. symmetry, symmetricalness, correspondence, balance, spatial property, spatiality

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

10. counterweight, counterbalance, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser, weight

usage: a weight that balances another weight

11. balance wheel, balance, wheel

usage: 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. balance, scale, weighing machine

usage: a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity


1. balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise, match, fit

usage: bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights"

2. balance, account, calculate

usage: compute credits and debits of an account

3. poise, balance, hold, carry, bear

usage: hold or carry in equilibrium

4. balance, be

usage: be in equilibrium; "He was balancing on one foot"

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Definition and meaning of balance (Dictionary)