Synonyms of ballast


1. ballast, material, stuff

usage: any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

2. ballast, gravel, crushed rock

usage: coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

3. ballast, attribute

usage: an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings

4. ballast resistor, ballast, barretter, resistor, resistance

usage: a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

5. ballast, light ballast, electrical device

usage: an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps


1. ballast, brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise

usage: make steady with a ballast

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Definition and meaning of ballast (Dictionary)