The definition of balance is the amount of something left over after additions and subtractions have been made.(noun)
An example of balance is the money owed on taxes after all income has been calculated and deductions have been figured.
Balance is defined as being able to remain upright and walk gracefully, or a state of equality, an emotionally and mentally stable mind or the presentation of both sides of an issue.(noun)
Balance means to make something even in weight, size, or amount or to arrange something to make it appear pleasing.(verb)
See balance in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr, prob. via ML < VL *bilancia < LL bilanx, having two scales < L bis, twice + lanx, a dish, scale < IE *elek-, extended stem of base *el-, to bend > elbow
See balance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English balaunce
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *bilancia, having two scale pans
Origin: , from Latin bilānx
Origin: : bi-, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + lānx, scale.
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