- an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
- a counterpoise.
verb (used with object), e·qui·poised, e·qui·pois·ing.
- to equal or offset in weight; balance.
- even balance of weight or other forces; equilibrium
- a counterbalance; counterpoise
- (tr) to offset or balance in weight or force; balance
1650s, a contraction of the phrase equal poise (1550s); see equal (adj.) + poise (n.).