Synonym: descale, exfoliation, graduated table, musical scale, ordered series, plate, scale leaf, scale of measurement, scurf, shell, surmount, weighing machine. Similar words: on a large scale, fiscal, calendar, scan, scare, scandal, scary, scared. Meaning: [skeɪl] n. 1. an ordered reference standard 2. relative magnitude 3. the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it 4. an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks 5. a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin 6. a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin 7. (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave) 8. a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass 9. a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners) 10. a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals. v. 1. measure by or as if by a scale 2. pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard 3. take by attacking with scaling ladders 4. reach the highest point of 5. climb up by means of a ladder 6. remove the scales from 7. measure with or as if with scales 8. size or measure according to a scale.
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1 They entertain on a large scale .
2 The scale of the fighting is almost unimaginable.
3 The scale of the problem is now universally recognised.
4 The research was carried out on a modest scale.
5 Many practitioners have a sliding scale of fees.
6 We had underestimated the scale of the problem.
7 Here was corruption on a grand scale.
8 This ruler has one scale in centimeters and another in inches.
9 On a global scale, 77% of energy is created from fossil fuels.
10 An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck southern California on June 28.
11 How would you rate his work on a scale of 1 to 5?
12 She made a 1:5 scale replica of Captain Cook's ship,'The Endeavour '.
13 This is a map in the scale of one - millionth.
14 It was impossible to comprehend the full scale of the disaster.
15 It was not until morning that the sheer scale of the damage could be seen .
16 The architect had produced a scale model of the proposed shopping complex.
17 One Peking factory has had to scale down its workforce from six hundred to only six.
18 There have been large - scale military manoeuvres on the frontier.
19 It was several days before the full scale of the accident became clear.
20 The earthquakes measured 7 on the Richter scale.
21 His rapid ascent in the social scale was surprising.
22 Car firms are desperate to achieve economies of scale.
23 We need to act on a Europe-wide scale.
24 He enjoys being munificent on a princely scale.
25 The company has a five-point pay scale.
26 His explanations removed the scale from my eyes.
27 The story is about theft,(www.Sentencedict.com) fraud and deceit on an incredible scale.
28 Unlike the American, the British press operates on a national scale.
29 They rebuilt the house on an even more lavish scale than before.
30 What we are witnessing here is human misery on a vast scale.