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balanced Meaning in English

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The Definition of - balanced (VA )

    being in harmonious or proper arrangement or adjustment, proportion, etc.
    Football. pertaining to or noting an offensive line formation having three linemen on each side of the center.
    Compare unbalanced (def 5).

Word Example of - balanced

    Example Sentences for balanced

    What he learned of farming in that week might have been balanced on the point of a penknife and puffed off.

    The proprietor kept a cash-book which he balanced once a week.

    Forward, the latter held a slight superiority; but this was balanced by the inspired goal-keeping of Clarence Tresillian.

    It is to keep him balanced when he is in the air so that he can jump straight.

    Carmel, the great southern headland of Phoenicia, is balanced in a certain sense by the extreme northern headland of Casius.

    In one hand he held a slim throwing spear and this he balanced delicately.

    On one side he placed the stamped disks to the equivalent of fifteen ounces, and balanced it with dust on the other.

    Snow, balanced to the fineness of a hair, fell from the bowed limbs of trees.

    In the wide surprisingness of the universe everything will be rhymed and balanced.

    He balanced himself on its top, and once more scanned the sea to windward.

Word Origin & History of - balanced

    Word Origin & History

    balance late 13c., "apparatus for weighing," from O.Fr. balance (12c.) "balance, scales for weighing," also in the figurative sense; from M.L. bilancia, from L.L. bilanx (acc. bilancem), from L. (libra) bilanx "(scale) having two pans," possibly from L. bis "twice" + lanx "dish, plate, scale of a balance." The accounting sense is from 1580s; the meaning "general harmony between parts" is from 1732; sense of "physical equipoise" is from 1660s. The verb is attested from 1570s. Balance of power in the geopolitical sense is from 1701; balanced meal, diet, etc. is from 1908.