Definitions for scale

Definitions for (noun) scale

Main entry: scale

Definition: a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals

Main entry: plate, scale, shell

Definition: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

Main entry: scale

Definition: an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

Main entry: scale, weighing machine

Definition: a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass

Main entry: scale, musical scale

Definition: (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)

Main entry: scale, scurf, exfoliation

Definition: a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

Main entry: scale, scale leaf

Definition: a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

Main entry: scale

Definition: relative magnitude

Usage: they entertained on a grand scale

Main entry: scale

Definition: the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it

Usage: the scale of the map; the scale of the model

Main entry: ordered series, scale, scale of measurement, graduated table

Definition: an ordered reference standard

Usage: judging on a scale of 1 to 10

Definitions for (verb) scale

Main entry: scale

Definition: size or measure according to a scale

Usage: This model must be scaled down

Main entry: scale

Definition: measure with or as if with scales

Usage: scale the gold

Main entry: descale, scale

Definition: remove the scales from

Usage: scale fish

Main entry: scale

Definition: pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard

Main entry: scale

Definition: climb up by means of a ladder

Main entry: surmount, scale

Definition: reach the highest point of

Usage: We scaled the Mont Blanc

Main entry: scale

Definition: take by attacking with scaling ladders

Usage: The troops scaled the walls of the fort

Main entry: scale

Definition: measure by or as if by a scale

Usage: This bike scales only 25 pounds

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