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balance

bal·ance

balance

 
 
pronunciation:
bae lns
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being steady in body or mind.
The dancer kept her balance while standing on her toes.
 
similar words:
reason
definition 2: an amount of money that remains in an account that can be used or must still be paid.
She was glad to see a large balance in her bank account.He was not happy to see a large balance in his credit card account.
similar words:
rest
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: balanced, balances, balancing
definition 1: to hold steady.
The seal balanced a ball on its nose.
similar words:
arrange
definition 2: to subtract the amount of money that you have taken out of your bank account from the amount of money you have put into it.
I balance my checkbook every month.
similar words:
add up, calculate, compute, figure, tally
Word History
Balance is from an early French word that means "having two plates or scales."
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