Dictionary.com

counterbalance

[ noun koun-ter-bal-uhns; verb koun-ter-bal-uhns ]
/ noun 藞ka蕣n t蓹r藢b忙l 蓹ns; verb 藢ka蕣n t蓹r藞b忙l 蓹ns /
Save This Word!

noun
a weight balancing another weight; an equal weight, power, or influence acting in opposition; counterpoise.
verb (used with or without object), coun路ter路bal路anced, coun路ter路bal路anc路ing.
to act against or oppose with an equal weight, force, or influence; offset.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes 鈥渟ky blue鈥?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of counterbalance

First recorded in 1570鈥80; counter- + balance

OTHER WORDS FROM counterbalance

un路coun路ter路bal路anced, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use counterbalance in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for counterbalance

counterbalance

noun (藞ka蕣nt蓹藢b忙l蓹ns)
a weight or force that balances or offsets another
verb (藢ka蕣nt蓹藞b忙l蓹ns) (tr)
to act as a counterbalance
Also called: counterpoise
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK