Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scale

10 senses of scale

Sense 1
scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series -- (an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10")
       => standard, criterion, measure, touchstone -- (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")

Sense 2
scale -- (relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale")
       => magnitude relation, quantitative relation -- (a relation between magnitudes)

Sense 3
scale -- (the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model")
       => proportion -- (the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole)

Sense 4
scale, scale leaf -- (a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin)
       => leaf, leafage, foliage -- (the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants)

Sense 5
scale, scurf, exfoliation -- (a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin)
       => bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap -- (a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye")

Sense 6
scale, musical scale -- ((music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave))
       => musical notation -- ((music) notation used by musicians)

Sense 7
scale, weighing machine -- (a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass)
       => measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device -- (instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something)

Sense 8
scale -- (an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks)
       => indicator -- (a device for showing the operating condition of some system)

Sense 9
plate, scale, shell -- (a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners))
       => shield -- (a protective covering or structure)

Sense 10
scale -- (a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals)
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scale

8 senses of scale

Sense 1
scale -- (measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds")
       => measure -- (have certain dimensions; "This table surfaces measures 20inches by 36 inches")

Sense 2
scale -- (pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard)
       => model, pattern -- (plan or create according to a model or models)

Sense 3
scale -- (take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort")
       => take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

Sense 4
scale, surmount -- (reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc")
       => reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain -- (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")

Sense 5
scale -- (climb up by means of a ladder)
       => climb, climb up, mount, go up -- (go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?")

Sense 6
scale, descale -- (remove the scales from; "scale fish")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (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")

Sense 7
scale -- (measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold")
       => quantify, measure -- (express as a number or measure or quantity; "Can you quantify your results?")

Sense 8
scale -- (size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down")
       => size -- (make to a size; bring to a suitable size)

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