o·ver·bal·ance / ˌōvərˈbaləns/ • v. [tr.] outweigh: I fault the university for many things, but all are overbalanced by its unparalleled resources. ∎ fall or cause to fall over from loss of balance: [intr.] the ladder overbalanced on top of her. • n. archaic excess of weight, value, or amount: overbalance of propriety.