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Scale

Definition of scale:

part of speech: verb

To come off in layers.

part of speech: noun

Dish of a balance; thin plate on the skin of a fish; thin layer.

part of speech: noun

The dish of a balance: a balance- chiefly in pl.:- pl. Libra, one of the signs of the zodiac.

part of speech: verb

To climb up; ascend.

part of speech: noun

Graduated measure; gamut; proportion; gradation.

part of speech: adjective

Scaly.

part of speech: verb

To mount, as by a ladder: to ascend.

part of speech: verb

To clear of scales; peel off in layers.

part of speech: verb

To strip of scales; weigh; measure; climb over, as by a ladder; clamber up; ascend by climbing.

part of speech: noun

Scaliness.

part of speech: verb

To separate and come off in layers; peel.

part of speech: noun

A ladder: series of steps: a graduated measure: ( music) a series of all the tones: the order of a numeral system: gradation: proportion: series.

part of speech: noun

One of the small, thin plates on a fish or reptile: a thin layer.

part of speech: verb

To come off in thin layers.

part of speech: verb

To clear of scales: to peel off in thin layers.

part of speech: noun

One of the pans of a balance; often in the plural, a balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; one of the small bony or horny plates covering fish, and certain snakes and insects; one of the thick leaves which protect the bud of a plant in winter; any thin layer like a scale; a graduated measure; especially, a series of marks designating proportionately greater distances; as, the scale of miles on a map; in music, a series of tones, regularly ascending or descending in an octave or more; a progressive series; as, a scale of taxation; proportion between a representation and what it represents; as, a drawing on the scale of an inch to a foot; basis for a system of numbering; as, the decimal scale.

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