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Noun scale has 10 senses
  1. scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series - an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
    --1 is a kind of standard, criterion, measure, touchstone
    --1 has particulars:
     Beaufort scale, wind scale; index; logarithmic scale; Mercalli scale; Mohs scale; Richter scale; temperature scale; wage scale, wage schedule
    Derived forms: verb scale8, verb scale2
  2. scale - relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale"
    --2 is a kind of
    magnitude relation, quantitative relation
  3. scale - the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model"
    --3 is a kind of
    proportion, proportionality
    Derived forms: verb scale8, verb scale2
  4. scale - an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
    --4 is a kind of
    --4 has particulars: vernier scale, vernier
    Derived form: verb scale8
  5. scale, scale leaf - a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
    --5 is a kind of leaf, leafage, foliage
    --5 has particulars: squamule
  6. scale, scurf, exfoliation - a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
    --6 is a kind of bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap
    --6 has particulars: dander; dandruff
  7. scale, musical scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
    --7 is a kind of musical notation
    --7 has members: note, musical note, tone
    --7 has particulars: gamut; diatonic scale; chromatic scale; gapped scale
  8. scale, weighing machine - a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
    --8 is a kind of measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
    --8 has particulars: balance; weighbridge
    Derived forms: verb scale7, verb scale1
  9. plate, scale, shell - a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
    --9 is a kind of shield
    --9 has particulars:
     armor plate, armour plate, armor plating, plate armor, plate armour; horseshoe, shoe; shell plating
  10. scale - a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
    --10 is a kind of
    covering, natural covering, cover
    --10 has particulars: fish scale; squama
    Derived form: verb scale6
Verb scale has 8 senses
  1. scale - measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds"
    --1 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun scale8, noun scalage2, noun scaling2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. scale - pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
    --2 is one way to
    model, pattern
    Derived forms: noun scale3, noun scale1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. scale - take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
    --3 is one way to
    Derived form: noun scaling3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. scale, surmount - reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"
    --4 is one way to reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. scale - climb up by means of a ladder
    --5 is one way to
    climb, climb up, mount, go up
    Derived form: noun scaling3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. scale, descale - remove the scales from; "scale fish"
    --6 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived form: noun scale10
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. scale - measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold"
    --7 is one way to
    quantify, measure
    Derived forms: noun scale8, noun scaling2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. scale - size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down"
    --8 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun scale4, noun scale3, noun scale1, noun scalage2, noun scaling2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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