Dictionary Results for scales


1. scale - noun

· an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"

Synonym(s): scale_of_measurement, graduated_table, ordered_series

Hypernym(s): standard, criterion, measure, touchstone




2. scale - noun

· relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale"

Hypernym(s): magnitude_relation, quantitative_relation




3. scale - noun

· the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model"

Hypernym(s): proportion




4. scale - noun

· a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

Synonym(s): scale_leaf

Hypernym(s): leaf, leafage, foliage




5. scale - noun

· a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

Synonym(s): scurf, exfoliation

Hypernym(s): bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap




6. scale - noun

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

Synonym(s): musical_scale

Hypernym(s): musical_notation




7. scale - noun

· a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass

Synonym(s): weighing_machine

Hypernym(s): measuring_instrument, measuring_system, measuring_device




8. scale - noun

· an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

Hypernym(s): indicator




9. scale - noun

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

Synonym(s): plate, shell

Hypernym(s): shield




10. scale - noun

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

Hypernym(s): covering, natural_covering, cover




11. scale - verb

· measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds"

Hypernym(s): measure




12. scale - verb

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

Hypernym(s): model, pattern




13. scale - verb

· take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"

Hypernym(s): take




14. scale - verb

· reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"

Synonym(s): surmount

Hypernym(s): reach, make, attain, hit, arrive_at, gain




15. scale - verb

· climb up by means of a ladder

Hypernym(s): climb, climb_up, mount, go_up




16. scale - verb

· remove the scales from; "scale fish"

Synonym(s): descale

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




17. scale - verb

· measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold"

Hypernym(s): quantify, measure




18. scale - verb

· size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down"

Hypernym(s): size





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