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The word "balance" uses 7 letters: aabceln.

n. - An apparatus for weighing. 2

n. - Act of weighing mentally; comparison; estimate. 2

n. - Equipoise between the weights in opposite scales. 2

n. - The state of being in equipoise; equilibrium; even adjustment; steadiness. 2

n. - An equality between the sums total of the two sides of an account; as, to bring one's accounts to a balance; -- also, the excess on either side; as, the balance of an account. 2

n. - A balance wheel, as of a watch, or clock. See Balance wheel (in the Vocabulary). 2

n. - The constellation Libra. 2

n. - The seventh sign in the Zodiac, called Libra, which the sun enters at the equinox in September. 2

n. - A movement in dancing. See Balance, v. i., S. 2

n. - To bring to an equipoise, as the scales of a balance by adjusting the weights; to weigh in a balance. 2

n. - To support on a narrow base, so as to keep from falling; as, to balance a plate on the end of a cane; to balance one's self on a tight rope. 2

n. - To equal in number, weight, force, or proportion; to counterpoise, counterbalance, counteract, or neutralize. 2

n. - To compare in relative force, importance, value, etc.; to estimate. 2

n. - To settle and adjust, as an account; to make two accounts equal by paying the difference between them. 2

n. - To make the sums of the debits and credits of an account equal; -- said of an item; as, this payment, or credit, balances the account. 2

n. - To arrange accounts in such a way that the sum total of the debits is equal to the sum total of the credits; as, to balance a set of books. 2

n. - To move toward, and then back from, reciprocally; as, to balance partners. 2

n. - To contract, as a sail, into a narrower compass; as, to balance the boom mainsail. 2

v. i. - To have equal weight on each side; to be in equipoise; as, the scales balance. 2

v. i. - To fluctuate between motives which appear of equal force; to waver; to hesitate. 2

v. i. - To move toward a person or couple, and then back. 2

Words formed by adding one letter before or after balance (in bold), or to aabceln in any order:

d - balanced r - balancer barnacle s - balances



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