from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To be in or bring about equilibrium.
  • transitive v. To maintain in or bring into equilibrium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To balance, or bring into equilibrium.
  • v. To balance, to be in a state of equilibrium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To balance two scales, sides, or ends; to keep even with equal weight on each side; to keep in equipoise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To balance equally; keep even with equal weight on each side; keep in equipoise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. bring into balance or equilibrium
  • v. bring to a chemical stasis or equilibrium


From the participle stem of late Latin *aequilībrāre. (Wiktionary)



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