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Synonyms for ballast
ˈbæl əst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballast(noun)

    any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

    Synonyms:
    light ballast, ballast resistor, barretter

  2. ballast(noun)

    coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

    Synonyms:
    light ballast, ballast resistor, barretter

  3. ballast(noun)

    an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings

    Synonyms:
    light ballast, ballast resistor, barretter

  4. ballast resistor, ballast, barretter(noun)

    a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)

    Synonyms:
    light ballast, ballast resistor, barretter

  5. ballast, light ballast(verb)

    an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps

    Synonyms:
    light ballast, ballast resistor, barretter

  6. ballast(verb)

    make steady with a ballast

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ballast(n.)

    Synonyms:
    weight (for steadiness), ballasting

  2. ballast(n.)

    Synonyms:
    prudence, discretion, judgment, sense, wisdom, TACT, GUMPTION, common sense

  3. ballast(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put ballast into

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ballast(n)

    Synonyms:
    steadiness, self-control, equipoise, stability, judgment

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ballasts, ballasting, lastra

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ballast

    Synonyms:
    See Isomeric ballast

How to pronounce ballast?

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How to say ballast in sign language?

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How to use ballast in a sentence?

  1. State Councillor Wang Yi:

    As long as China and the United States proactively meet each other halfway, then trade and economic cooperation can still play a role as a ballast stone in Sino-U.S. ties.

  2. Mona Charen:

    Just hearing the words you know are true can serve as ballast, steadying your mind when so much seems unreal.

  3. Eddy Vataru:

    It's common for folks to look at bonds as a ballast at times when stocks aren't doing as well, for the average investor, fixed income can serve an important function.

  4. Brett Redman:

    The built sites provide ballast and cashflow, it becomes real at the very beginning and that turns this from an announcement in to a genuine fund with genuine cash.

  5. William Penn:

    Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.


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