Fr. < L. bilancia, pair of scales
- Equilibrium; stability; scale of measurement; pair of dishes joined for weighing commodities; [fig.] calm; justice; order; permanence; security (see Isaiah 40:12).
balance [-d, balancing] v
see balance, n.
- Counteract; stabilize; equalize; neutralize; [fig.] judge; evaluate; measure; compare and contrast (see Job 31:6).