Meaning of scale

Definition of scale

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

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