Word of the Day: Balance

/băl’əns/ noun: 1. steadiness; a condition in which different elements are equal in proportion, “A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.” – William Arthur Ward 2. an instrument used to weigh (objects), “An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.” – John Locke verb: 1. to remain upright and steady, “Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.” – Helen Keller 2. to make equal, to compensate for (debt or value given).