balancer vs halter what difference

what is difference between balancer and halter

English

Etymology

balance +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæ.lən.səɹ /

Noun

balancer (plural balancers)

  1. One who, or that which, balances.
  2. An acrobat.
  3. Any of the rear wings of certain insects used for stability in flight.

Derived terms

  • load balancer

Anagrams

  • barnacle

French

Etymology

From Late Latin (libra) bilanx “(balance) with two scale pans”.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ba.lɑ̃.se/

Verb

balancer

  1. (reflexive) to swing (to do a reciprocating movement)
  2. (reflexive) to swing (to ride on a swing)
  3. (Quebec) to balance (make the credits and debits of (an account) correspond)
  4. (France, slang) to denounce (to make a formal or public accusation against), to rat
  5. (informal) to toss (to throw)
  6. (informal) to throw away (to discard)

Conjugation

This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

Derived terms

  • balancer son porc
  • balançoire

Related terms

  • balance

Further reading

  • “balancer” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɔltɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɔːltə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːltə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English halter, helter, helfter, from Old English hælfter, hælftre (halter), from Proto-West Germanic *halftrijā (harness), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to cut), equivalent to half- +‎ -ter. Cognate with Scots helter (halter), Dutch halfter, halster (halter), Low German halfter, helchter, halter (halter), German Halfter (halter, holster).

Alternative forms

  • helter (obsolete, Northern England)

Noun

halter (plural halters)

  1. A bitless headpiece of rope or straps, placed on the head of animals such as cattle or horses to lead or tie them.
  2. A rope with a noose, for hanging criminals; the gallows rope.
  3. A halter top.
Synonyms
  • headstall
  • headpiece
  • headcollar (British)
Translations

Verb

halter (third-person singular simple present halters, present participle haltering, simple past and past participle haltered)

  1. (transitive) To place a halter on.
    What do you mean, you didn’t halter the horses when we stopped for the night?

Etymology 2

halt +‎ -er

Noun

halter (plural halters)

  1. One who halts or limps; a cripple.

Etymology 3

Noun

halter (plural halteres)

  1. Alternative form of haltere

Anagrams

  • Hartel, Hartle, Thrale, lather, rathel, thaler

Catalan

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἁλτῆρες (haltêres).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /əlˈte/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /alˈteɾ/

Noun

halter m (plural halters)

  1. dumbbell

Further reading

  • “halter” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • helter, heltre, heltere, helfter, heltyr, haltre, haltur

Etymology

Inherited from Old English hælftre, hælfter, from Proto-West Germanic *halftrijā.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaltər/, /ˈhɛltər/, /ˈhaltrə/

Noun

halter (plural haltres)

  1. A halter; horse headgear lacking a bit.
  2. (rare) A rope tied in a noose for hanging.
  3. (rare) The binding contract of marriage.

Descendants

  • English: halter
  • Scots: helter, hilter

References

  • “halter, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-02-06.

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

halter

  1. present tense of halte

Portuguese

Noun

halter m (plural halteres)

  1. Alternative form of haltere

Swedish

Noun

halter

  1. indefinite plural of halt

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