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scale

Overview of noun scale

1. scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series -- (an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10")

2. scale -- (relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale")

3. scale -- (the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model")

4. scale, scale leaf -- (a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin)

5. scale, scurf, exfoliation -- (a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin)

6. scale, musical scale -- ((music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave))

7. scale, weighing machine -- (a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass)

8. scale -- (an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks)

9. plate, scale, shell -- (a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners))

10. scale -- (a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals)


Overview of verb scale

1. scale -- (measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds")

2. scale -- (pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard)

3. scale -- (take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort")

4. scale, surmount -- (reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc")

5. scale -- (climb up by means of a ladder)

6. scale, descale -- (remove the scales from; "scale fish")

7. scale -- (measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold")

8. scale -- (size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down")



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