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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.


Synonymssurmount


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.


Synonymsdescale


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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