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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -ballast-, *ballast*.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: 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] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: 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] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: 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}, {ballast}, {barretter}] 5: an electrical device for starting and regulating fluorescent and discharge lamps [syn: {ballast}, {light ballast}] v 1: make steady with a ballast From Danish-English Freedict dictionary [fd-dan-eng]: ballast ballast From French-English Freedict dictionary [fd-fra-eng]: ballast [balast] ballast From Swedish-English Freedict dictionary [fd-swe-eng]: ballast ballast From Dutch-English Freedict dictionary [fd-nld-eng]: ballast [bɑlɑst] ballast From German-English Freedict dictionary [fd-deu-eng]: Ballast [balast] (n) , s.(m ) ballast

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