Counterpoised
Counterpoise Coun"ter*poise` (koun"t?r-poiz`; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterpoised} (-poizd`); p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterpoising}.] [OE. countrepesen, counterpeisen, F. contrepeser. See {Counter}, adv., and {Poise}, v. t. ] 1. To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance. [1913 Webster]

Weights, counterpoising one another. --Sir K. Digby. [1913 Webster]

2. To act against with equal power; to balance. [1913 Webster]

So many freeholders of English will be able to beard and counterpoise the rest. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • counterpoised — n. counterbalance; balanced state v. counterbalance; bring into balance by means of an opposing weight or force …   English contemporary dictionary

  • counterpoised — adjective brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another • Syn: ↑counterbalanced • Similar to: ↑balanced …   Useful english dictionary

  • counterbalanced counter-balanced counterpoised — balanced al anced adj. being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium; opposite of {unbalanced}. the carefully balanced seesaw a properly balanced symphony orchestra a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history a balanced blend… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balanced — al anced adj. being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium; opposite of {unbalanced}. the carefully balanced seesaw a properly balanced symphony orchestra a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history a balanced blend of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counter-balanced — counterbalanced counterbalancedadj. brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another. Syn: counterpoised. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counterbalanced — counter balanced counter balanced counterbalanced counterbalancedadj. brought into equipoise by means of a weight or force that offsets another. Syn: counterpoised. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counterpoise — Coun ter*poise (koun t?r poiz ; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterpoised} ( poizd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterpoising}.] [OE. countrepesen, counterpeisen, F. contrepeser. See {Counter}, adv., and {Poise}, v. t. ] 1. To act against with equal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Counterpoising — Counterpoise Coun ter*poise (koun t?r poiz ; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counterpoised} ( poizd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Counterpoising}.] [OE. countrepesen, counterpeisen, F. contrepeser. See {Counter}, adv., and {Poise}, v. t. ] 1. To act against… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jointure — Join ture, n. [F. jointure a joint, orig., a joining, L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf. {Juncture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A joining; a joint. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poised — balanced al anced adj. being in a state of proper balance or equilibrium; opposite of {unbalanced}. the carefully balanced seesaw a properly balanced symphony orchestra a balanced assessment of intellectual and cultural history a balanced blend… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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