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scales

noun (1)
plural of scale

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(Entry 1 of 4)

a device for measuring weight
  • I hate getting on the bathroom scale

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scales

noun (2)
plural of scale

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a small thin piece of material that resembles an animal scale
  • scales of mica were embedded in the granite

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scales

noun (3)
plural of scale

Synonyms of scales (Entry 3 of 4)

1 a scheme of rank or order
  • a student who scored very highly on a standard intelligence scale

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2 the distance or extent between possible extremes
  • with the scale going from one to ten, what did you think of the movie?

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scales

verb
present tense third-person singular of scale

Synonyms of scales (Entry 4 of 4)

to find out the size, extent, or amount of
  • scaled the logs to get a rough idea of the amount of usable lumber they were likely to yield

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“Scales.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/scales. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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