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1 : Counterbalance; balance, as of one scale against another.

2 : To cover with scales.

3 : A scale invented by the Rev. Edmund Gunter (1581-1626), a professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London, who invented also Gunter's chain, and Gunter's quadrant.

4 : Impervious to heat; adiathermic.

5 : An old name for mosses in the widest sense, including the true mosses and also hepaticae and sphagna.

6 : A female rascal.

7 : The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; -- chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively.

8 : The sign or constellation Libra.

9 : of Scale

10 : To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.

11 : One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See Cycloid, Ctenoid, and Ganoid.

12 : Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.

13 : One of the small scalelike structures covering parts of some invertebrates, as those on the wings of Lepidoptera and on the body of Thysanura; the elytra of certain annelids. See Lepidoptera.

14 : A scale insect. (See below.)

15 : A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.

16 : The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife. See Illust. of Pocketknife.

17 : An incrustation deposit on the inside of a vessel in which water is heated, as a steam boiler.

18 : The thin oxide which forms on the surface of iron forgings. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide, Fe3O4. Also, a similar coating upon other metals.

19 : To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.

20 : To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.

21 : To scatter; to spread.

22 : To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.

23 : To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae; as, some sandstone scales by exposure.

24 : To separate; to scatter.

25 : A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.

26 : Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals.

27 : A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.

28 : A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of miles, yards, feet, etc., for a map or plan.

29 : A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc.

30 : The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.

31 : Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.

32 : Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile.

33 : To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.

34 : To lead up by steps; to ascend.

35 : Any one of numerous species of marine annelids of the family Polynoidae, and allies, which have two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back. See Illust. under Chaetopoda.

36 : The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied.

37 : A weighing apparatus with a sliding weight, resembling a steelyard.

38 : A thin slip of wood used to justify a page.

39 : A thin veneer of leaf of wood used for covering the surface of articles of furniture, and the like.

40 : Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.

41 : Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.

42 : Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.

43 : Destitute of scales.

44 : Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.

45 : Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone.

46 : Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles.

47 : Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.

48 : A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.

49 : Of or pertaining to a scalenohedron.

50 : A pyramidal form under the rhombohedral system, inclosed by twelve faces, each a scalene triangle.

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1 : Counterscale

n.

Counterbalance; balance, as of one scale against another.

2 : Enscale

v. t.

To cover with scales.

3 : Gunter's scale

A scale invented by the Rev. Edmund Gunter (1581-1626), a professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London, who invented also Gunter's chain, and Gunter's quadrant.

4 : Intranscalent

a.

Impervious to heat; adiathermic.

5 : Muscales

n. pl.

An old name for mosses in the widest sense, including the true mosses and also hepaticae and sphagna.

6 : Rascaless

n.

A female rascal.

7 : Scale

n.

The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; -- chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively.

8 : Scale

n.

The sign or constellation Libra.

9 : Scaled

imp. & p. p.

of Scale

10 : Scale

v. t.

To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.

11 : Scale

n.

One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See Cycloid, Ctenoid, and Ganoid.

12 : Scale

n.

Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.

13 : Scale

n.

One of the small scalelike structures covering parts of some invertebrates, as those on the wings of Lepidoptera and on the body of Thysanura; the elytra of certain annelids. See Lepidoptera.

14 : Scale

n.

A scale insect. (See below.)

15 : Scale

n.

A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.

16 : Scale

n.

The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife. See Illust. of Pocketknife.

17 : Scale

n.

An incrustation deposit on the inside of a vessel in which water is heated, as a steam boiler.

18 : Scale

n.

The thin oxide which forms on the surface of iron forgings. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide, Fe3O4. Also, a similar coating upon other metals.

19 : Scale

v. t.

To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.

20 : Scale

v. t.

To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.

21 : Scale

v. t.

To scatter; to spread.

22 : Scale

v. t.

To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.

23 : Scale

v. i.

To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae; as, some sandstone scales by exposure.

24 : Scale

v. i.

To separate; to scatter.

25 : Scale

n.

A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.

26 : Scale

n.

Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals.

27 : Scale

n.

A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.

28 : Scale

n.

A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of miles, yards, feet, etc., for a map or plan.

29 : Scale

n.

A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc.

30 : Scale

n.

The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.

31 : Scale

n.

Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.

32 : Scale

n.

Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile.

33 : Scale

v. t.

To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.

34 : Scale

v. i.

To lead up by steps; to ascend.

35 : Scaleback

n.

Any one of numerous species of marine annelids of the family Polynoidae, and allies, which have two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back. See Illust. under Chaetopoda.

36 : Scalebeam

n.

The lever or beam of a balance; the lever of a platform scale, to which the poise for weighing is applied.

37 : Scalebeam

n.

A weighing apparatus with a sliding weight, resembling a steelyard.

38 : Scaleboard

n.

A thin slip of wood used to justify a page.

39 : Scaleboard

n.

A thin veneer of leaf of wood used for covering the surface of articles of furniture, and the like.

40 : Scaled

a.

Covered with scales, or scalelike structures; -- said of a fish, a reptile, a moth, etc.

41 : Scaled

a.

Without scales, or with the scales removed; as, scaled herring.

42 : Scaled

a.

Having feathers which in form, color, or arrangement somewhat resemble scales; as, the scaled dove.

43 : Scaleless

a.

Destitute of scales.

44 : Scalene

a.

Having the sides and angles unequal; -- said of a triangle.

45 : Scalene

a.

Having the axis inclined to the base, as a cone.

46 : Scalene

a.

Designating several triangular muscles called scalene muscles.

47 : Scalene

a.

Of or pertaining to the scalene muscles.

48 : Scalene

n.

A triangle having its sides and angles unequal.

49 : Scalenohedral

a.

Of or pertaining to a scalenohedron.

50 : Scalenohedron

n.

A pyramidal form under the rhombohedral system, inclosed by twelve faces, each a scalene triangle.

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Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Pronunciation
    • 1.2 Etymology 1
      • 1.2.1 Noun
        • 1.2.1.1 Hyponyms
        • 1.2.1.2 Derived terms
        • 1.2.1.3 Related terms
        • 1.2.1.4 Translations
        • 1.2.1.5 See also
        • 1.2.1.6 References
      • 1.2.2 Verb
        • 1.2.2.1 Hyponyms
        • 1.2.2.2 Related terms
        • 1.2.2.3 Translations
    • 1.3 Etymology 2
      • 1.3.1 Noun
        • 1.3.1.1 Derived terms
        • 1.3.1.2 Translations
      • 1.3.2 Verb
        • 1.3.2.1 Translations
    • 1.4 Etymology 3
      • 1.4.1 Noun
        • 1.4.1.1 Usage notes
        • 1.4.1.2 Translations
        • 1.4.1.3 Further reading
    • 1.5 Anagrams
  • 2 Italian
    • 2.1 Noun
    • 2.2 Anagrams

English[edit]

WOTD – 14 January 2016
A musical scale

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /skeɪl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: scale
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin scāla, usually in plural scālae (a flight of steps, stairs, staircase, ladder), for *scadla, from scandō (I climb); see scan, ascend, descend, etc.

Noun[edit]

scale (plural scales)

  1. (obsolete) A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.
  2. An ordered, usually numerical sequence used for measurement, means of assigning a magnitude.
    Please rate your experience on a scale from 1 to 10.
    The magnitude of an earthquake is measured on the open-ended Richter scale.
  3. Size; scope.
    • 2012 January 1, Robert L. Dorit, “Rereading Darwin”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 1, page 23:
      We live our lives in three dimensions for our threescore and ten allotted years. Yet every branch of contemporary science, from statistics to cosmology, alludes to processes that operate on scales outside of human experience: the millisecond and the nanometer, the eon and the light-year.
    The Holocaust was insanity on an enormous scale.
    There are some who question the scale of our ambitions.
  4. The ratio of depicted distance to actual distance.
    This map uses a scale of 1:10.
  5. A line or bar associated with a drawing, used to indicate measurement when the image has been magnified or reduced
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page ix
      Even though precision can be carried to an extreme, the scales which now are drawn in (and usually connected to an appropriate figure by an arrow) will allow derivation of meaningful measurements.
  6. (music) A series of notes spanning an octave, tritave, or pseudo-octave, used to make melodies.
  7. A mathematical base for a numeral system; radix.
    the decimal scale; the binary scale
  8. Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order.
    • Milton
      There is a certain scale of duties [] which for want of studying in right order, all the world is in confusion.
    • 2012 May 13, Phil McNulty, “Man City 3-2 QPR”, in BBC Sport[2]:
      City's players and supporters travelled from one end of the emotional scale to the other in those vital seconds, providing a truly remarkable piece of football theatre and the most dramatic conclusion to a season in Premier League history.
Hyponyms[edit]
  • (earthquake): Mercalli scale, Richter scale
  • (economy): wage scale
  • (psychology): Kinsey scale
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
See also[edit]
  • degree
  • ordinal variable
References[edit]
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg scale on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb[edit]

scale (third-person singular simple present scales, present participle scaling, simple past and past participle scaled)

  1. (transitive) To change the size of something whilst maintaining proportion; especially to change a process in order to produce much larger amounts of the final product.
    We should scale that up by a factor of 10.
  2. (transitive) To climb to the top of.
    Hilary and Norgay were the first known to have scaled Everest.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IX
      At last I came to the great barrier-cliffs; and after three days of mad effort--of maniacal effort--I scaled them. I built crude ladders; I wedged sticks in narrow fissures; I chopped toe-holds and finger-holds with my long knife; but at last I scaled them. Near the summit I came upon a huge cavern.
  3. (intransitive, computing) To tolerate significant increases in throughput or other potentially limiting factors.
    That architecture won't scale to real-world environments.
  4. (transitive) To weigh, measure or grade according to a scale or system.
    • Shakespeare:
      Scaling his present bearing with his past.
Hyponyms[edit]
  • scale back
  • scale down
  • scale up
Related terms[edit]
  • scaling ladder
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English scale, from Old French escale, from Frankish or another Old High German source skala/scāla. Cognate with Old English scealu (shell, husk) (See shale and shell). compare French écale, écaille, Italian scaglia.

Noun[edit]

scale (plural scales)

  1. Part of an overlapping arrangement of many small, flat and hard pieces of keratin covering the skin of an animal, particularly a fish or reptile.
    • Milton:
      Fish that, with their fins and shining scales, / Glide under the green wave.
  2. A small piece of pigmented chitin, many of which coat the wings of a butterfly or moth to give them their color.
  3. A flake of skin of an animal afflicted with dermatitis.
  4. Part of an overlapping arrangement of many small, flat and hard protective layers forming a pinecone that flare when mature to release pine nut seeds.
  5. The flaky material sloughed off heated metal.
  6. Scale mail (as opposed to chain mail).
  7. Limescale.
  8. A scale insect.
  9. The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife.
Derived terms[edit]
  • antiscalant
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

scale (third-person singular simple present scales, present participle scaling, simple past and past participle scaled)

  1. (transitive) To remove the scales of.
    Please scale that fish for dinner.
  2. (intransitive) To become scaly; to produce or develop scales.
    The dry weather is making my skin scale.
  3. (transitive) To strip or clear of scale; to descale.
    to scale the inside of a boiler
  4. (transitive) To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.
    • T. Burnet
      if all the mountains were scaled, and the earth made even
  5. (intransitive) To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae.
    Some sandstone scales by exposure.
    • Francis Bacon
      Those that cast their shell are the lobster and crab; the old skins are found, but the old shells never; so it is likely that they scale off.
  6. (Britain, Scotland, dialect) To scatter; to spread.
  7. (transitive) To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.
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Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse skál (bowl). Compare Danish skål (bowl, cup), Dutch schaal; German Schale; Old High German scāla; Gothic skalja (skalja), Old English scealu (cup; shell). Cognate with scale, as in Etymology 2.

Noun[edit]

scale (plural scales)

  1. A device to measure mass or weight.
    After the long, lazy winter I was afraid to get on the scale.
  2. Either of the pans, trays, or dishes of a balance or scales.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The noun is often used in the plural to denote a single device (originally a pair of scales had two pans).
Translations[edit]
Further reading[edit]
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg scale up on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • scale in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • scale in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams[edit]

  • -clase, Salce, alecs, claes, laces

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

scale f pl

  1. plural of scala

Anagrams[edit]

  • calse, salce