Synonyms for scale

Synonyms for (noun) scale

Synonyms: scale

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

Similar words: cover, covering, natural covering

Definition: a natural object that covers or envelops

Usage: under a covering of dust; the fox was flushed from its cover


Synonyms: plate, scale, shell

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

Similar words: shield

Definition: a protective covering or structure


Synonyms: scale

Definition: an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

Similar words: indicator

Definition: a device for showing the operating condition of some system


Synonyms: scale, weighing machine

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

Similar words: measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system

Definition: instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something


Synonyms: scale, musical scale

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

Similar words: musical notation

Definition: (music) notation used by musicians


Synonyms: scale, scurf, exfoliation

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

Similar words: bit, flake, fleck, chip, scrap

Definition: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

Usage: a bit of rock caught him in the eye


Synonyms: scale, scale leaf

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

Similar words: foliage, leaf, leafage

Definition: the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants


Synonyms: scale

Definition: relative magnitude

Usage: they entertained on a grand scale

Similar words: magnitude relation, quantitative relation

Definition: a relation between magnitudes


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: proportion

Definition: the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole


Synonyms: ordered series, scale, scale of measurement, graduated table

Definition: an ordered reference standard

Usage: judging on a scale of 1 to 10

Similar words: standard, touchstone, measure, criterion

Definition: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

Usage: the schools comply with federal standards; they set the measure for all subsequent work

Synonyms for (verb) scale

Synonyms: scale

Definition: size or measure according to a scale

Usage: This model must be scaled down

Similar words: size

Definition: make to a size; bring to a suitable size


Synonyms: scale

Definition: measure with or as if with scales

Usage: scale the gold

Similar words: measure, quantify

Definition: express as a number or measure or quantity

Usage: Can you quantify your results?


Synonyms: descale, scale

Definition: remove the scales from

Usage: scale fish

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: scale

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

Similar words: model, pattern

Definition: plan or create according to a model or models


Synonyms: scale

Definition: climb up by means of a ladder

Similar words: climb, climb up, go up, mount

Definition: go upward with gradual or continuous progress

Usage: Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?


Synonyms: surmount, scale

Definition: reach the highest point of

Usage: We scaled the Mont Blanc

Similar words: hit, make, gain, attain, arrive at, reach

Definition: reach a destination, either real or abstract

Usage: We hit Detroit by noon; The water reached the doorstep; We barely made it to the finish line; I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts


Synonyms: scale

Definition: take by attacking with scaling ladders

Usage: The troops scaled the walls of the fort

Similar words: take

Definition: take by force

Usage: Hitler took the Baltic Republics; The army took the fort on the hill


Synonyms: scale

Definition: measure by or as if by a scale

Usage: This bike scales only 25 pounds

Similar words: measure

Definition: have certain dimensions

Usage: This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches