Translation of "balance" - English-Japanese dictionary


noun uk /ˈbæl·əns/ us /ˈbæl·əns/

[ no plural ] a state in which weight is spread in such a way that something does not fall over

(重さの)均衡, バランス
I lost my balance and fell off the bike.

the amount of money that you still have to pay, or that you have left to use

(収支の)差額, 差引残高
I always pay off the balance on my credit card each month.

[ no plural ] a state in which the correct amount of importance is given to each thing so that a situation is successful

It’s hard to find the right balance between doing too much exercise and not doing enough.
verb uk /ˈbæl·əns/ us /ˈbæl·əns/ present participle balancing, past tense and past participle balanced

to be in a position where you will not fall to either side, or to put something in this position

(物の傾き)のバランスをとる, ~を安定させる
She was trying to balance a book on her head.

to give the same amount of attention to each thing

(時間配分・重要性など)のバランスをとる, ~を両立させる
I try to balance work and family commitments.

(Translation of “balance” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)