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to scale

Definition of to scale

  1. —used to describe a model, drawing, etc., in which all of the parts of something relate to each other in the same way that they do in the larger form <The model of the new city hall is to scale.>



Word by Word Definitions

scaleplay
  1. :  either pan or tray of a balance

    :  an instrument or machine for weighing

  1. :  to weigh in scales

    :  to have a specified weight on scales

  1. :  a small, flattened, rigid, and definitely circumscribed plate forming part of the external body covering especially of a fish

    :  a small thin plate suggesting a fish scale

    :  the scaly covering of a scaled animal

  1. :  to remove the scale or scales from (as by scraping)

    :  to take off in thin layers or scales

    :  to throw (as a thin flat stone) so that the edge cuts the air or so that it skips on water :  skim

  1. :  to attack with or take by means of scaling ladders

    :  to climb up or reach by means of a ladder

    :  to reach the highest point of :  surmount

  1. :  ladder

    :  a means of ascent

    :  a graduated series of musical tones ascending or descending in order of pitch according to a specified scheme of their intervals

  1. :  escalade

    :  an estimate of the amount of sound lumber in logs or standing timber


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