1. [ noun ] an ordered reference standard
Synonyms: graduated_table ordered_series scale_of_measurement

: "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"

Related terms: standard temperature_scale index mohs_scale Beaufort_scale wage_scale mercalli_scale Richter_scale logarithmic_scale
2. [ noun ] relative magnitude

"they entertained on a grand scale"

Related terms: magnitude_relation
3. [ noun ] the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it

"the scale of the map" "the scale of the model"

Related terms: proportion
4. [ noun ] (botany) a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
Synonyms: scale_leaf
Related terms: leaf squamule
5. [ verb ] measure by or as if by a scale

"This bike scales only 25 pounds

Related terms: measure
6. [ verb ] pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
Related terms: model
7. [ verb ] reach the highest point of
Synonyms: surmount

"We scaled the Mont Blanc"

Related terms: reach
8. [ noun ] a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
Synonyms: weighing_machine
Related terms: measuring_instrument weighbridge balance
9. [ verb ] size or measure according to a scale

"This model must be scaled down"

Related terms: size scalage scaling
10. [ noun ] (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
Synonyms: musical_scale
Related terms: musical_notation chromatic_scale gamut gapped_scale diatonic_scale note music
11. [ noun ] a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
Synonyms: shell plate
Related terms: shield horseshoe shell_plating armor_plate
12. [ verb ] measure with or as if with scales

"scale the gold"

Related terms: quantify
13. [ verb ] remove the scales from
Synonyms: descale

"scale fish"

Related terms: remove
14. [ noun ] a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
Synonyms: exfoliation scurf
Related terms: bit dandruff dander exfoliate
15. [ verb ] climb up by means of a ladder
Related terms: climb scaling
16. [ verb ] take by attacking with scaling ladders

"The troops scaled the walls of the fort"

Related terms: take scaling
17. [ noun ] an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
Related terms: indicator analemma vernier_scale
18. [ noun ] (zoology) a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
Related terms: covering squama fish_scale
Similar spelling:   scaley