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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: ballast (0.01123 detik)
Found 4 items, similar to ballast.
English → Indonesian (Kamus Landak) Definition: ballast pemberat
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: ballast pemberat
English → English (WordNet) Definition: ballast ballast v : make steady with a ballast ballast n 1: any heavy material used to stabilize a ship or airship 2: coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads 3: an attribute that tends to give stability in character and morals; something that steadies the mind or feelings 4: a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations) [syn: ballast resistor , barretter] 5: an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps [syn: light ballast]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Ballast Ballast \Bal"last\ (b[a^]l"last), n. [D. ballast; akin to Dan. baglast, ballast, OSw. barlast, Sw. ballast. The first part is perh. the same word as E. bare, adj.; the second is last a burden, and hence the meaning a bare, or mere, load. See Bare, a., and Last load.] 1. (Naut.) Any heavy substance, as stone, iron, etc., put into the hold to sink a vessel in the water to such a depth as to prevent capsizing. [1913 Webster] 2. Any heavy matter put into the car of a balloon to give it steadiness. [1913 Webster] 3. Gravel, broken stone, etc., laid in the bed of a railroad to make it firm and solid. [1913 Webster] 4. The larger solids, as broken stone or gravel, used in making concrete. [1913 Webster] 5. Fig.: That which gives, or helps to maintain, uprightness, steadiness, and security. [1913 Webster] It [piety] is the right ballast of prosperity. --Barrow. [1913 Webster] Ballast engine, a steam engine used in excavating and for digging and raising stones and gravel for ballast. Ship in ballast, a ship carrying only ballast. [1913 Webster] 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]

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