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scale

noun (n)

  • an ordered reference standard (noun.linkdef)
    Example:
    Judging on a scale of 1 to 10.
    source: wordnet30
  • relative magnitude (noun.linkdef)
    Example:
    They entertained on a grand scale.
    source: wordnet30
  • the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it (noun.linkdef)
    Example:
    The scale of the map.
    The scale of the model.
    source: wordnet30
  • a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin (noun.plant)
    Synonym: scale leaf
    source: wordnet30
  • a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin (noun.object)
    Synonym: exfoliation, scurf
    source: wordnet30
  • (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave) (noun.communication)
    Synonym: musical scale
    source: wordnet30
  • a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: plate, shell
    source: wordnet30
  • a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; -- chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See Cycloid, Ctenoid, and Ganoid. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • measure by or as if by a scale (verb.stative)
    Example:
    This bike scales only 25 pounds.
    source: wordnet30
  • pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard (verb.creation)
    source: wordnet30
  • take by attacking with scaling ladders (verb.possession)
    Example:
    The troops scaled the walls of the fort.
    source: wordnet30
  • reach the highest point of (verb.motion)
    Synonym: surmount
    Example:
    We scaled the Mont Blanc.
    source: wordnet30
  • climb up by means of a ladder (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • remove the scales from (verb.contact)
    Synonym: descale
    Example:
    Scale fish.
    source: wordnet30
  • measure with or as if with scales (verb.change)
    Example:
    Scale the gold.
    source: wordnet30
  • size or measure according to a scale (verb.change)
    Example:
    This model must be scaled down.
    source: wordnet30
  • To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To separate and come off in thin layers or laminæ; as, some sandstone scales by exposure. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To lead up by steps; to ascend. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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