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1. scale

noun. ['ˈskeɪl'] relative magnitude.

Synonyms

  • magnitude relation

Antonyms

  • break even
  • level

Etymology

  • scala (Latin)
  • scando (Latin)
  • scale (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scealu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • skál (Old Norse)

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Rhymes with Scale

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

How do you pronounce scale?

Pronounce scale as skeɪl.

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Sentences with scale


1. Noun, singular or mass
Focus the eyepiece, and take a reading where the base of the blue color meets the scale.

2. Adjective
Oak scale looks like little orange bumps on the bark.

Quotes about scale


1. Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.
- Michael Korda

2. I was an awful critic. I operated on the assumption that there was an absolute scale of values against which art could be measured. I didn't trust my own subjective responses.
- Tom Stoppard

3. Given the scale of trauma caused by the genocide, Rwanda has indicated that however thin the hope of a community can be, a hero always emerges. Although no one can dare claim that it is now a perfect state, and that no more work is needed, Rwanda has risen from the ashes as a model or truth and reconciliation.
- Wole Soyinka

2. small-scale

adjective. created or drawn on a small scale.

Synonyms

  • little

Antonyms

  • large
  • superior

3. large-scale

adjective. ['ˈlɑːrdʒˌskeɪl'] unusually large in scope.

Synonyms

  • large

Antonyms

  • little
  • stingy

4. scale

noun. ['ˈskeɪl'] an ordered reference standard.

Synonyms

  • touchstone
  • logarithmic scale
  • Mohs scale
  • Richter scale
  • temperature scale
  • measure
  • moment magnitude scale
  • criterion
  • wind scale
  • Beaufort scale
  • standard
  • wage scale
  • index
  • graduated table
  • Mercalli scale
  • wage schedule
  • scale of measurement

Antonyms

  • fall back
  • unprofitability
  • disadvantage
  • unprofitableness

Etymology

  • scala (Latin)
  • scando (Latin)
  • scale (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scealu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • skál (Old Norse)

5. scale

noun. ['ˈskeɪl'] the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it.

Antonyms

  • unmake

Etymology

  • scala (Latin)
  • scando (Latin)
  • scale (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scealu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • skál (Old Norse)

6. scale

noun. ['ˈskeɪl'] a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin.

Synonyms

  • scale leaf
  • leaf
  • leafage
  • foliage

Antonyms

  • incapability
  • leave
  • stand still
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • scala (Latin)
  • scando (Latin)
  • scale (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scealu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • skál (Old Norse)

7. scale

verb. ['ˈskeɪl'] measure by or as if by a scale.

Antonyms

  • lodge

Etymology

  • scala (Latin)
  • scando (Latin)
  • scale (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scealu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • skál (Old Norse)

8. scale

verb. ['ˈskeɪl'] pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard.

Synonyms

  • pattern

Antonyms

  • disproportion
  • inequality

Etymology

  • scala (Latin)
  • scando (Latin)
  • scale (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scealu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • skál (Old Norse)

9. scale

verb. ['ˈskeɪl'] measure with or as if with scales.

Synonyms

  • measure

Antonyms

  • wane
  • decrease

Etymology

  • scala (Latin)
  • scando (Latin)
  • scale (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scealu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • skál (Old Norse)

10. scale

noun. ['ˈskeɪl'] a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals.

Synonyms

  • fish scale
  • cover
  • squama
  • covering

Antonyms

  • standard
  • nonstandard
  • criticize
  • unorthodox

Etymology

  • scala (Latin)
  • scando (Latin)
  • scale (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • scealu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • skál (Old Norse)
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