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Definitions of scale:
  • noun:   a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
  • noun:   an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
  • noun:   a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
  • noun:   (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
  • noun:   a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
  • noun:   a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
  • noun:   relative magnitude
    Example: "They entertained on a grand scale"
  • noun:   the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it
    Example: "The scale of the map"
  • noun:   an ordered reference standard
    Example: "Judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
  • noun:   a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
  • verb:   take by attacking with scaling ladders
    Example: "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
  • verb:   measure by or as if by a scale
    Example: "This bike scales only 25 pounds"
  • verb:   size or measure according to a scale
    Example: "This model must be scaled down"
  • verb:   measure with or as if with scales
    Example: "Scale the gold"
  • verb:   remove the scales from
    Example: "Scale fish"
  • verb:   pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
  • verb:   climb up by means of a ladder
  • verb:   reach the highest point of
    Example: "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #49586)

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