[noun koun-ter-bal-uh ns; verb koun-ter-bal-uh ns] /noun ˈkaʊn tərˌbæl əns; verb ˌkaʊn tərˈbæl əns/
a weight another weight; an equal weight, power, or influence acting in opposition; counterpoise.
verb (used with or without object), counterbalanced, counterbalancing.
to act against or oppose with an equal weight, force, or influence; offset.
a weight or force that balances or offsets another
verb (transitive) (ˌkaʊntəˈbæləns)
to act as a counterbalance
1570s, from counter- + balance (v.), in reference to scales. Figurative use dates from 1630s. As a noun, from c.1600.
/ˈkaʊntəˌbɪd/ noun 1. a bid made in response to a bid from another party, offering more favourable terms to the seller
[koun-ter-blast, -blahst] /ˈkaʊn tərˌblæst, -ˌblɑst/ noun 1. an unrestrained and vigorously powerful response to an attacking statement. /ˈkaʊntəˌblɑːst/ noun 1. an aggressive response to a verbal attack 2. a blast that counteracts another
[koun-ter-bloh] /ˈkaʊn tərˌbloʊ/ noun 1. a given in return or retaliation, as in boxing.
[koun-ter-bawr, -bohr; koun-ter-bawr, -bohr] /ˈkaʊn tərˌbɔr, -ˌboʊr; ˈkaʊn tərˈbɔr, -ˈboʊr/ noun 1. a tool for enlarging a drilled hole for a portion of its length, as to permit sinking a screw head. 2. the portion of the hole so enlarged. verb (used with object), counterbored, counterboring. 3. to enlarge (a drilled hole) along part of […]