Synonyms of scale in English

: scale1scale2

scale1


See definition of scale

noun

1‘all reptiles have scales covering the skin’

SYNONYMS

plate

technical lamella, lamina, squama, scute, scutum

2‘the disease causes scales on the skin’

SYNONYMS

flake

scurf, dandruff

technical furfur

3‘scale is bad enough in kettles, but can have a disastrous effect on the insides of boilers’

SYNONYMS

limescale

deposit, encrustation, coating

British fur


Synonyms of scale in English

: scale1scale2

scale2


See definition of scale

noun

1‘the Celsius scale of temperature’

SYNONYMS

calibrated system, calibration, graduated system, system of measurement, measuring system, register

2‘two men at opposite ends of the social scale’

SYNONYMS

hierarchy, ladder, ranking, pecking order, order, spectrum, progression, succession, sequence, series

3‘the number of points needed to represent the line will depend on the scale of the map’

SYNONYMS

ratio, proportion, relative size

4‘no one foresaw the scale of the disaster’

SYNONYMS

extent, size, scope, magnitude, dimensions, range, breadth, compass, degree, reach, spread, sweep


verb

1‘thieves scaled an 8ft high fence’

SYNONYMS

climb, ascend, go up, go over, clamber up, scramble up, mount

rare escalade


Phrases

    scale something down

      ‘manufacturing capacity has been scaled down’

      SYNONYMS

      reduce, cut down, cut back, cut, make cutbacks in, decrease, lessen, lower, trim, slim down, prune, curtail

    scale something up