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Definition 1: a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals - [noun denoting animal]

(scale is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

(... is a kind of scale ) scale of the kind that covers the bodies of fish

(... is a kind of scale ) a protective structure resembling a scale

Definition 2: an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks - [noun denoting artifact]

(scale is a kind of ...) a device for showing the operating condition of some system

(... is a kind of scale ) a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale

Definition 3: a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for scale in the sense of this definition

(scale is a kind of ...) instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something

(... is a kind of scale ) a scale for weighing; depends on pull of gravity

(... is a kind of scale ) platform scale flush with a roadway for weighing vehicles and cattle etc

Definition 4: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for scale in the sense of this definition

(scale is a kind of ...) a protective covering or structure

(... is a kind of scale ) specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire

(... is a kind of scale ) U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof

(... is a kind of scale ) the plates covering the frame of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a wooden ship

Definition 5: (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for scale in the sense of this definition

(scale is a kind of ...) (music) notation used by musicians

(... is a kind of scale ) the entire scale of musical notes

(... is a kind of scale ) a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones

(... is a kind of scale ) a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave

(... is a kind of scale ) a musical scale with fewer than seven notes

(scale is a member of ...) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound

"the singer held the note too long"

(scale belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 6: a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for scale in the sense of this definition

(scale is a kind of ...) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

"a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

(... is a kind of scale ) small scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people

(... is a kind of scale ) loose scales shed from the scalp

"I could see the dandruff on her shoulders"

Definition 7: a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for scale in the sense of this definition

(scale is a kind of ...) the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

(... is a kind of scale ) a minute scale

Definition 8: relative magnitude - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they entertained on a grand scale

(scale is a kind of ...) a relation between magnitudes

Definition 9: the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the scale of the map
  • the scale of the model

(scale is a kind of ...) the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole

Definition 10: an ordered reference standard - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • judging on a scale of 1 to 10

Synonyms for scale in the sense of this definition

(scale is a kind of ...) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

"the schools comply with federal standards" "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

(... is a kind of scale ) a system of measuring temperature

(... is a kind of scale ) a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 (a successor to the Richter scale) that enables seismologists to compare the energy released by different earthquakes on the basis of the area of the geological fault that ruptured in the quake

(... is a kind of scale ) a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 formerly used to express the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of the size of seismograph oscillations

(... is a kind of scale ) a scale of hardness of solids; talc is 0 and diamond is 10; ordering is determined by which substance can scratch another substance

(... is a kind of scale ) a scale formerly used to describe the magnitude of an earthquake; an earthquake detected only by seismographs is a I and an earthquake that destroys all buildings is a XII

(... is a kind of scale ) scale on which actual distances from the origin are proportional to the logarithms of the corresponding scale numbers

(... is a kind of scale ) a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number

(... is a kind of scale ) an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)

(... is a kind of scale ) a schedule of wages paid for different jobs

Definition 11: measure with or as if with scales - [verb of change]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scale the gold

(scale is a kind of ...) express as a number or measure or quantity

"Can you quantify your results?"

Definition 12: size or measure according to a scale - [verb of change]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This model must be scaled down

(scale is a kind of ...) make to a size; bring to a suitable size

Definition 13: remove the scales from - [verb of contact]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scale fish

Synonyms for scale in the sense of this definition

(scale is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"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"

Definition 14: pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard - [verb of creation]

(scale is a kind of ...) plan or create according to a model or models

Definition 15: climb up by means of a ladder - [verb of motion]

(scale is a kind of ...) go upward with gradual or continuous progress

"Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"

Definition 16: reach the highest point of - [verb of motion]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We scaled the Mont Blanc

Synonyms for scale in the sense of this definition

(scale is a kind of ...) reach a destination, either real or abstract

"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"

Definition 17: take by attacking with scaling ladders - [verb of possession]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The troops scaled the walls of the fort

(scale is a kind of ...) take by force

"Hitler took the Baltic Republics" "The army took the fort on the hill"

Definition 18: measure by or as if by a scale - [verb of stative]

Samples where scale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This bike scales only 25 pounds

(scale is a kind of ...) have certain dimensions

"This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches"

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