HyperDic: scale

English > 18 senses of the word scale:
NOUNrelationscale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered seriesan ordered reference standard
relationscalerelative magnitude
relationscalethe ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
plantscale, scale leafa specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
objectscale, scurf, exfoliationa thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
communicationscale, musical scale(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
artifactscale, weighing machinea measuring instrument for weighing
artifactscalean indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
artifactscale, plate, shella metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
animalscalea flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
VERBstativescalemeasure by or as if by a scale
creationscalepattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
possessionscaletake by attacking with scaling ladders
motionscale, surmountreach the highest point / point of
motionscaleclimb up by means of a ladder
contactscale, descaleremove the scales from
changescalemeasure with or as if with scales
changescalesize / size or measure according to a scale
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English > scale: 18 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningAn ordered reference standard.
Example"judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
Synonymsscale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series
NarrowerBeaufort scale, wind scaleAn international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
Mercalli scaleA scale formerly used to describe the magnitude of an earthquake
Mohs scaleA scale of hardness of solids
Richter scaleA logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 formerly used to express the magnitude of an earthquake on the basis of the size of seismograph oscillations
indexA numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
logarithmic scalescale on which actual distances from the origin are proportional to the logarithms of the corresponding scale numbers
moment magnitude scaleA 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
temperature scaleA system of measuring temperature
wage scale, wage scheduleA schedule of wages paid for different jobs
Broaderstandard, criterion, measure, touchstoneA basis for comparison
Spanishescala
Catalanescala
Verbsscalesize / size or measure according to a scale
scalepattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 2, relation
Meaningrelative magnitude.
Example"they entertained on a grand scale"
Broadermagnitude relation, quantitative relationA relation between magnitudes
Spanishcognation, escala
Catalanescala
Adjectivesscalarof or relating to a directionless magnitude (such as mass or speed etc.) that is completely specified by its magnitude
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningThe ratio between the size of something and a representation of it.
Examples
  • "the scale of the map"
  • "the scale of the model"
BroaderproportionThe quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole / whole
Spanishescala
Catalanescala
Verbsscalesize / size or measure according to a scale
scalepattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 4, plant
MeaningA specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin.
Synonymscale leaf
NarrowersquamuleA minute scale
Broaderleaf, leafage, foliageThe main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin.
Synonymsscurf, exfoliation
Narrowerdandersmall scales from animal skins or hair or bird feathers that can cause allergic reactions in some people
dandruffLoose scales shed from the scalp
Broaderbit, chip, flake, fleck, scrapA small fragment of something broken ... / broken off from the whole
Spanishexfoliación
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 6, communication
Meaning(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave).
Synonymmusical scale
CategorymusicAn artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
Membersnote, musical note, toneA notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
Narrowerchromatic scaleA 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave
diatonic scaleA scale with eight notes in an octave
gamutThe entire scale of musical notes
gapped scaleA musical scale with fewer than seven notes
Broadermusical notation(music) notation used by musicians / musicians
Spanishescala musical, escala, gama
Catalanescala musical, escala
Adjectivesscalarof or relating to a musical scale
scalicof or related to a musical scale
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass.
Synonymweighing machine
NarrowerbalanceA scale for weighing
weighbridgeplatform scale flush with a roadway for weighing vehicles and cattle etc
Broadermeasuring instrument, measuring system, measuring deviceinstrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
Spanishbalanza, báscula
Catalanbalança
Verbsscalemeasure with or as if with scales
scalemeasure by or as if by a scale
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningAn indicator having a graduated sequence of marks.
Narrowervernier scale, vernierA small movable scale that slides along a main scale
BroaderindicatorA device for showing the operating condition of some system
Spanishescala
Catalanescala
Verbsscalesize / size or measure according to a scale
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners).
Synonymsplate, shell
Narrowerarmor plate, armour plate, armor plating, plate armor, plate armourspecially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
horseshoe, shoeU-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
shell platingThe plates covering the frame of a steel ship and corresponding to the planking of a wooden ship
BroadershieldA protective covering or structure
English > scale: 18 senses > noun 10, animal
MeaningA flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals.
Narrowerfish scalescale of the kind that covers the bodies of fish
squamaA protective structure resembling a scale
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Spanishescama
Catalanescama, escata
Adjectivesscaly, scaleyhaving the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles
scalyrough to the touch
Verbsscaleremove the scales from
English > scale: 18 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningMeasure by or as if by a scale.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This bike scales only 25 pounds"
BroadermeasureHave certain dimensions
Nounsscalagethe act of scaling in weight or quantity or dimension
scalea measuring instrument for weighing
scalingact of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale
English > scale: 18 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningPattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadermodel, patternplan / plan or create according to a model or models
Nounsscalethe ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
scalean ordered reference standard
English > scale: 18 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningTake by attacking with scaling ladders.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
BroadertakeTake by force
Spanishescalar
Nounsscalingascent by or as if by a ladder / ladder
English > scale: 18 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningreach the highest point / point of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"We scaled the Mont Blanc"
Synonymsurmount
Broaderreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
Spanishescalar
English > scale: 18 senses > verb 5, motion
Meaningclimb up by means of a ladder.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderclimb, climb up, mount, go upgo upward with gradual or continuous progress
Spanishescalar
Nounsscalingascent by or as if by a ladder / ladder
English > scale: 18 senses > verb 6, contact
MeaningRemove the scales from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"scale fish"
Synonymdescale
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishescamar
Catalanescatar
Nounsscalea flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
English > scale: 18 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningMeasure with or as if with scales.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"scale the gold"
Broaderquantify, measureExpress as a number or measure or quantity
Catalanpesar
Nounsscalea measuring instrument for weighing
scalingact of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale
English > scale: 18 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningsize / size or measure according to a scale.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"This model must be scaled down"
Broadersizemake to a size
Nounsscalagethe act of scaling in weight or quantity or dimension
scalean indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
scalethe ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
scalean ordered reference standard
scalingact of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale

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