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)

Antonyms of adj scaled

2 senses of scaled

Sense 1
scaly, scaley, scaled -- (having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles)

INDIRECT (VIA armored) -> unarmored, unarmoured -- (used of animals; without protective covering)

Sense 2
scaled -- ((used of armor) having overlapping metal plates attached to a leather backing)

INDIRECT (VIA armored) -> unarmored, unarmoured -- ((used of persons or things military) without protective armor)

Similarity of adj scaled

2 senses of scaled

Sense 1
scaly, scaley, scaled -- (having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles)
       => armored (vs. unarmored), armoured -- (used of animals; provided with protective covering)

Sense 2
scaled -- ((used of armor) having overlapping metal plates attached to a leather backing)
       => armored (vs. unarmored), armoured -- (protected by armor (used of persons or things military))

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