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  Definition of scale
  1. a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
  2. a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  3. an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
  4. a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
  5. (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
  6. a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
  7. a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
  8. relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale"
  9. the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model"
  10. an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
  11. size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down"
  12. measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold"
  13. remove the scales from; "scale fish"
  14. pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
  15. climb up by means of a ladder
  16. reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
  17. take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
  18. measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds"
Similar Words: plate, shell, weighing machine, musical scale, scurf, exfoliation, scale leaf, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series, descale, surmount

 

Hyponyms: fish scale, squama, armor plate, armour plate, armor plating, plate armor, plate armour, horseshoe, shoe, shell plating, vernier scale, vernier, balance, weighbridge, gamut, diatonic scale, chromatic scale, gapped scale, dander, dandruff, squamule, Beaufort scale, wind scale, index, logarithmic scale, Mercalli scale, Mohs scale, Richter scale, temperature scale, wage scale, wage schedule

 

Derivational Morphology: descale, exfoliate, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series, scalage, scaling, weighing machine

 

Anagrams: Alces

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: ميزان   Bosnian: vaga  
Chinese: 標度   Croatian: vaga  
Dutch: schaal and schub and weegschaal   Finnish: mittakaava and suomu and vaaka  
French: écaille and échelle and balance   German: Maßstab and Schuppe and Waage  
Greek: ζυγαριά and λέπι   Hindi: तराज़ू  
Hungarian: beosztás and mérleg   Ido: balanco  
Italian: bilancia and scaglia and scala   Japanese: はかり and 縮尺比 and  
Korean: 비늘 and 정도   Kurdish: terazî  
Norwegian: vekt   Persian: ترازو  
Polish: skala and waga and łuska   Portuguese: escale and escama  
Russian: весы and масштаб and чешуйка   Serbian: krljušt  
Slovak: lupina and škála   Spanish: escala  
Swedish: balansvåg and fjäll and måttstock   Tagalog: kaliskis  
Telugu: త్రాసు and స్కేలు   Turkish: terazi  
 
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