Synonyms of scale


1. scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series, standard, criterion, measure, touchstone

usage: an ordered reference standard; "judging on a scale of 1 to 10"

2. scale, magnitude relation, quantitative relation

usage: relative magnitude; "they entertained on a grand scale"

3. scale, proportion

usage: the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it; "the scale of the map"; "the scale of the model"

4. scale, scale leaf, leaf, leafage, foliage

usage: a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

5. scale, scurf, exfoliation, bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap

usage: a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

6. scale, musical scale, musical notation

usage: (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)

7. scale, weighing machine, measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device

usage: a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass

8. scale, indicator

usage: an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

9. plate, scale, shell, shield

usage: a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)

10. scale, covering, natural covering, cover

usage: a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals


1. scale, measure

usage: measure by or as if by a scale; "This bike scales only 25 pounds"

2. scale, model, pattern

usage: pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard

3. scale, take

usage: take by attacking with scaling ladders; "The troops scaled the walls of the fort"

4. scale, surmount, reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

usage: reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"

5. scale, climb, climb up, mount, go up

usage: climb up by means of a ladder

6. scale, descale, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove the scales from; "scale fish"

7. scale, quantify, measure

usage: measure with or as if with scales; "scale the gold"

8. scale, size

usage: size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down"

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