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English noun: scale

1. scale an ordered reference standard

SamplesJudging on a scale of 1 to 10.

Synonymsgraduated table, ordered series, scale of measurement

Broader (hypernym)criterion, measure, standard, touchstone

Narrower (hyponym)Beaufort scale, index, logarithmic scale, Mercalli scale, Mohs scale, moment magnitude scale, Richter scale, temperature scale, wage scale, wage schedule, wind scale

2. scale relative magnitude

SamplesThey entertained on a grand scale.

Broader (hypernym)magnitude relation, quantitative relation

3. scale the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it

SamplesThe scale of the map.
The scale of the model.

Broader (hypernym)proportion

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

Synonymsscale leaf

Broader (hypernym)foliage, leaf, leafage

Narrower (hyponym)squamule

5. scale (object) a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

Synonymsexfoliation, scurf

Broader (hypernym)bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap

Narrower (hyponym)dander, dandruff

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

Synonymsmusical scale

Broader (hypernym)musical notation

Narrower (hyponym)chromatic scale, diatonic scale, gamut, gapped scale

Member holonymmusical note, note, tone

Domain categorymusic

7. scale (artifact) a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass

Synonymsweighing machine

Broader (hypernym)measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Narrower (hyponym)balance, weighbridge

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

Broader (hypernym)indicator

Narrower (hyponym)vernier, vernier scale

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

Synonymsplate, shell

Broader (hypernym)shield

Narrower (hyponym)armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, horseshoe, plate armor, plate armour, shell plating, shoe

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

Broader (hypernym)cover, covering, natural covering

Narrower (hyponym)fish scale, squama

English verb: scale

1. scale (stative) measure by or as if by a scale

SamplesThis bike scales only 25 pounds.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)measure

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

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)model, pattern

3. scale (possession) take by attacking with scaling ladders

SamplesThe troops scaled the walls of the fort.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take

4. scale (motion) reach the highest point of

SamplesWe scaled the Mont Blanc.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrive at, attain, gain, hit, make, reach

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

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)climb, climb up, go up, mount

6. scale (contact) remove the scales from

SamplesScale fish.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

7. scale (change) measure with or as if with scales

SamplesScale the gold.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)measure, quantify

8. scale (change) size or measure according to a scale

SamplesThis model must be scaled down.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)size

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