Dictionary Results for ballast

1. ballast - noun

· any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship

Hypernym(s): material, stuff

2. ballast - noun

· coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads

Hypernym(s): gravel, crushed_rock

3. ballast - noun

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

Hypernym(s): attribute

4. ballast - noun

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

Synonym(s): ballast_resistor, barretter

Hypernym(s): resistor, resistance

5. ballast - noun

· an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps

Synonym(s): light_ballast

Hypernym(s): electrical_device

6. ballast - verb

· make steady with a ballast

Hypernym(s): brace, steady, stabilize, stabilise

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