Noun Definition

scale

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

Category: General

2.Definition: a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals

Category: Animals

3.Definition: a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass

Category: Objects

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

Related Noun(s):plate, shell

Category: Objects

5.Definition: a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

Related Noun(s):scale leaf

Category: Plants

6.Definition: a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

Related Noun(s):scurf, exfoliation

Category: Objects

7.Definition: an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks

Category: Objects

8.Definition: an ordered reference standard

"Judging on a scale of 1 to 10"

Category: General

9.Definition: relative magnitude

"They entertained on a grand scale"

Category: General

10.Definition: the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it

"The scale of the map", "The scale of the model"

Category: General