Ballast Bal"last, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ballasted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ballasting}.] 1. To steady, as a vessel, by putting heavy substances in the hold. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill in, as the bed of a railroad, with gravel, stone, etc., in order to make it firm and solid. [1913 Webster]

3. To keep steady; to steady, morally. [1913 Webster]

'T is charity must ballast the heart. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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