Definition of 'balance'
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We have to balance the books very carefully. The Sun (2016)They could also be sent for strength and balance training. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Local banks and breweries soon chipped in to bolster the balance sheet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He does this through a careful balancing act. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Vast sums have been paid with an almost total lack of checks and balances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They will give you more information about the tariff you are on and about your credit balance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have reached a good balance between offence and defence. The Sun (2016)British Gas said it would sort this out but our account balance seems all over the place. The Sun (2016)We also understand better that sharks play vital roles in marine ecosystems, keeping an ecological balance that promotes diversity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A payment plan of 10 a month has been arranged for the remaining balance. The Sun (2016)Tube trains are notorious for throwing one off balance at awkward moments. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This brings into better balance the interests of staff and shareholders. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is by any check or balance completely absurd. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The company had plainly been insolvent in a balance sheet sense. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That balance makes an equal burden close to impossible. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You find the balance that lets you best preserve your privacy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You have to balance the books with that subsidy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Work out what to keep and what to let go as you look for harmony and balance. The Sun (2016)We paid half the asking price and signed to pay the remaining balance by direct debit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What is needed is a floating balance between conflicting needs and conflicting demands. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)We enter a refreshing balance and equilibrium in life. Christianity Today (2000)We need to find a good balance and after to try to get success. The Sun (2015)This sport can balance its favours brutally. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is exactly the opposite of the balance demanded by public opinion. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You can check property prices and your bank balance more easily. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You must find a balance in your relationship and you do not want to lose your friends. The Sun (2014)We have a positive current account balance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The rest comes from an equal balance of individual musical voices. Times, Sunday Times (2015)No interest paid on current account credit balances. The Sun (2014)Wages and prices remained in fair balance. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It is very exciting to see how strength and balance return to normal and know that you have done it yourself. Muscle Management (1991)To our horror we were informed that the entire balance was due and that there was no note on the system. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Thus the key issue is that industrial output continue to rise and the balance of trade in manufactured goods be favourable. After Thatcher (1989)The acceleration of evolutionary processes would take place out of kilter with the parallel evolution required to keep an ecological balance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'balance'
British English: balance /ˈbæləns/ NOUN
Balance is the steadiness that someone or something has when they are standing or resting on something.
He lost his balance as his foot slipped on the ice.
- American English: balance
- Arabic: تَوَازُن
- Brazilian Portuguese: equilíbrio
- Chinese: 平衡
- Croatian: ravnoteža
- Czech: rovnováha
- Danish: balance
- Dutch: evenwicht
- European Spanish: equilibrio
- Finnish: tasapaino
- French: équilibre
- German: Gleichgewicht
- Greek: ισορροπία
- Italian: equilibrio
- Japanese: バランス
- Korean: 균형
- Norwegian: stabilitet steadiness
- Polish: równowaga
- European Portuguese: equilíbrio
- Romanian: echilibru
- Russian: равновесие a weighing device
- Spanish: equilibrio
- Swedish: balans
- Thai: ความสมดุล
- Turkish: denge fizik
- Ukrainian: баланс
- Vietnamese: sự cân bằng
British English: balance VERB
If you balance something somewhere, or if it balances there, it remains steady and does not fall.
I balanced on the ledge.
Definition of balance from the Collins English Dictionary
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