Another word for balance
Antonyms imbalance*, lopsidedness, topheaviness.
An excess of credits over debits
A balance scale
steelyard, spring balance, scales; see scale 3.
To place in balance
poise, oppose, place in equilibrium, steady, stabilize, neutralize, set, level, equalize, support, equilibrate, even, weigh, counteract, make equal, make level, make steady, compensate, tie, adjust, square, nullify, parallel, cancel, coordinate, readjust, equate, trim, match, level off, pair off, restore, attune, harmonize, tune, countervail, accord, correspond.
To demonstrate that debits and credits are in balance
estimate, compare, account (for), count, compute, prove, adjust, settle, make up, strike a balance, take a trial balance, tell, audit, calculate, enumerate, equate, square, tally, total, reckon, take stock, sum up; see also check 3.
To compare as to relative importance or value
Another word for balancenoun
A stable state characterized by the cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces:counterpoise, equilibrium, equipoise, stasis. See order
A stable, calm state of the emotions:aplomb, collectedness, composure, coolness, equanimity, imperturbability, imperturbableness, nonchalance, poise, sang-froid, self-possession, unflappability. (Slang) cool. See calm, feelings
Satisfying arrangement marked by even distribution of elements, as in a design:harmony, proportion, symmetry. See beautiful
What remains after a part has been used or subtracted:leavings, leftover, remainder, remains, remnant, residue, rest2. See leftover
To examine in order to note the similarities and differences of:collate, compare. See same
To put in balance:counterbalance, equalize, stabilize, steady. See order
To act as an equalizing weight or force to:compensate, counteract, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, make up, offset, set off. See order
To make up for:compensate, counterbalance, counterpoise, countervail, neutralize, offset, outweigh, redeem, set off. See substitute
To place or be placed on a narrow or insecure surface:perch, poise. See posture