1. a state of equilibrium
2. a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity
3. equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
4. harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design);
5. equality of distribution
6. something left after other parts have been taken away;
7. the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
8. (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact correspondence of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
9. an equivalent counterbalancing weight
10. 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
1. bring into balance or equilibrium;
2. compute credits and debits of an account
3. hold or carry in equilibrium
4. be in equilibrium;
After paying all the expenses, there is a balance of fifty yuan.
Nowadays, it appears that too many films are being produced, and a tax on films will help to redress the balance.
You have to balance the advantages of living in a big city against the disadvantages.
My bank balance isn't very large.
He lost his balance, and pitched out of the window headfirst.
We try to strike a balance between justice and mercy.
As the patient's life hung in the balance, many comrades offered to donate blood.
He lost his balance and fell from the ladder.
Weigh that loaf of bread on the balance , please.
She temporarily lost her balance during the long months of solitude.
Our surprise attack caught the enemy off balance and threw them into confusion.
Try to keep a balance between work and relaxation.
He figured up the balance in their checking account.
Britain's balance of payments improved modestly last month.
I'd like to check the balance in my account please.
A balance is achieved in the painting between orderliness and unpredictability.
The system of proportional representation has led to the minority parties continually holding the balance of power in the parliament.
The total of debits must balance the total of credits.
A gust of wind knocked him off balance and he fell face down in the mud.
He swung around, almost losing his balance.
So we're trying to redress the balance and to give teachers a sense that both spoken and written language are equally important.
She was trying to behave as if his visit hadn't thrown her off balance.
Balance spicy dishes with mild ones.
The balance continues to swing away from final examinations to continuous assessment.
The nation's electronics industry made important strides this year to even up its balance of trade.
She carefully tried to balance religious sensitivities against democratic freedom.
On balance biotechnology should be good news for developing countries.
The grounds were a perfect balance between neatness and natural wildness.
balance of payments
the difference in total value between payments into and out of a country over a period
balance of power
a situation in which states of the world have roughly equal power
the power held by a small group when larger groups are of equal strength
balance of trade
the difference in value between a country's imports and exports
strike a balance
choose a moderate course or compromise
throw (或 catch) someone off balance
cause someone to become unsteady and in danger of falling
in the balance
In an undetermined and often critical position
Our plans were left hanging in the balance. Resolution of these matters is still in the balance.
Taking everything into consideration; all in all.
remainder, surplus, rest, remains, balance
There is relatively little information about balance, maybe you can watch a bilingual story to relax your mood, I wish you a happy day!
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