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I do love doing action, but if I can balance the scale by doing other kinds of films that satisfy my creative ambitions, that feels really important.
Jai Courtney

Meaning of "scale" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCALE

From Old French escale, of Germanic origin; compare Old English scealushell.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCALE

scale  [skeɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCALE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scale is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb scale in English.

WHAT DOES SCALE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of scale in the English dictionary

The first definition of scale in the dictionary is any of the numerous plates, made of various substances resembling enamel or dentine, covering the bodies of fishes. Other definition of scale is any of the horny or chitinous plates covering a part or the entire body of certain reptiles and mammals. Scale is also any of the numerous minute structures covering the wings of lepidoptera related adjective squamous.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SCALE

PRESENT

Present
I scale
you scale
he/she/it scales
we scale
you scale
they scale
Present continuous
I am scaling
you are scaling
he/she/it is scaling
we are scaling
you are scaling
they are scaling
Present perfect
I have scaled
you have scaled
he/she/it has scaled
we have scaled
you have scaled
they have scaled
Present perfect continuous
I have been scaling
you have been scaling
he/she/it has been scaling
we have been scaling
you have been scaling
they have been scaling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I scaled
you scaled
he/she/it scaled
we scaled
you scaled
they scaled
Past continuous
I was scaling
you were scaling
he/she/it was scaling
we were scaling
you were scaling
they were scaling
Past perfect
I had scaled
you had scaled
he/she/it had scaled
we had scaled
you had scaled
they had scaled
Past perfect continuous
I had been scaling
you had been scaling
he/she/it had been scaling
we had been scaling
you had been scaling
they had been scaling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will scale
you will scale
he/she/it will scale
we will scale
you will scale
they will scale
Future continuous
I will be scaling
you will be scaling
he/she/it will be scaling
we will be scaling
you will be scaling
they will be scaling
Future perfect
I will have scaled
you will have scaled
he/she/it will have scaled
we will have scaled
you will have scaled
they will have scaled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been scaling
you will have been scaling
he/she/it will have been scaling
we will have been scaling
you will have been scaling
they will have been scaling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would scale
you would scale
he/she/it would scale
we would scale
you would scale
they would scale
Conditional continuous
I would be scaling
you would be scaling
he/she/it would be scaling
we would be scaling
you would be scaling
they would be scaling
Conditional perfect
I would have scale
you would have scale
he/she/it would have scale
we would have scale
you would have scale
they would have scale
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been scaling
you would have been scaling
he/she/it would have been scaling
we would have been scaling
you would have been scaling
they would have been scaling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you scale
we let´s scale
you scale
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to scale
Past participle
scaled
Present Participle
scaling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCALE


descale
ˌdiːˈskeɪl
downscale
ˈdaʊnskeɪl
grayscale
ˈɡreɪˌskeɪl
kail
keɪl
kale
keɪl
kayle
keɪl
limescale
ˈlaɪmskeɪl
macroscale
ˈmækrəʊˌskeɪl
mesoscale
ˈmɛsəʊˌskeɪl
microscale
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌskeɪl
nanoscale
ˈnænəˌskeɪl
overscale
ˌəʊvəˈskeɪl
percale
pəˈkeɪl
rescale
riːˈskeɪl
skail
skeɪl
subscale
ˈsʌbˌskeɪl
timescale
ˈtaɪmˌskeɪl
upscale
ˈʌpˈskeɪl
Windscale
ˈwɪndˌskeɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCALE

scaldship
scale back
scale drawing
scale insect
scale leaf
scale maker
scale model
scale moss
scale pan
scale-like
scaleboard
scaled-down
scaleless
scalene
scaleni
scalenohedron
scalenus
scaler
Scales
scaletail

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCALE

Beaufort scale
chromatic scale
cicale
economies of scale
economy of scale
Fahrenheit scale
full-scale
large-scale
locale
Mohs scale
musicale
ordinal scale
pay scale
pentatonic scale
Richter scale
sliding scale
small-scale
triticale
wage scale
world scale

Synonyms and antonyms of scale in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCALE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scale» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scale

Translation of «scale» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCALE

Find out the translation of scale to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scale from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scale» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

刻度
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

escala
570 millions of speakers

English

scale
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पैमाने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ميزان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чешуя
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

escala
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্কেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

échelle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Skala
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schuppe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

尺度
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

눈금
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ukuran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mức độ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அளவில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्केल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ölçek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scala
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łuska
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шкала
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλίμακα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fjäll
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flis
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scale

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCALE»

The term «scale» is very widely used and occupies the 3.309 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of scale
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCALE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «scale» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «scale» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scale

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10 QUOTES WITH «SCALE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word scale.
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Yochai Benkler
Technology has enabled government to have investigative and situational awareness on a scale and scope that were science fiction when the Stasi shut its doors.
2
Paul Berg
But the prospects of designing chemical plants for industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems.
3
Tempestt Bledsoe
For me, what works best is to try to eat healthy and not worry about the scale.
4
Jo Bonner
I have lived through many major hurricanes during my lifetime: Camille, Frederic, and Ivan, to name just a very few. However, never have I seen destruction, panic, and fear on this massive scale.
5
Hamish Bowles
The whole scale and scope of the decorating and fashion business in this country are incomparably grander than in London. What's thrilling about America in general, and the New York fashion scene in particular, is its optimism. It makes the whole experience energizing and uplifting.
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Jai Courtney
I do love doing action, but if I can balance the scale by doing other kinds of films that satisfy my creative ambitions, that feels really important.
7
Nick D'Aloisio
It's the scale that Yahoo brings - and that user base - that I really want to build products for.
8
David Deutsch
The truly privileged theories are not the ones referring to any particular scale of size or complexity, nor the ones situated at any particular level of the predictive hierarchy, but the ones that contain the deepest explanations.
9
Jessica Ennis
On a scale of one to 10, I'd rate my body confidence as a good seven. Everyone has their hang-ups, but I see my body as a training tool and I feel good about it.
10
Jose Ferreira
It's not enough to have a value-adding product in a big market. You also need the right conditions. Will you be able to scale revenues within a 5-10 year time frame? Is the timing right? YouTube wouldn't have worked pre-broadband.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCALE»

Discover the use of scale in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scale and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Patriarchy and Accumulation On A World Scale: Women in the ...
This now classic book traces the social origins of the sexual division of labor.
Maria Mies, 1998
2
Scale Development: Theory and Applications
Widely adopted for graduate courses in departments such as Psychology, Public Health, Marketing, Nursing, and Education, this book will prove beneficial to applied researchers across the social sciences.
Robert F. DeVellis, 2012
3
N Scale Model Railroading: Getting Started in the Hobby
Learn what makes N scale unique in everything from benchwork to realistic scenery. Colorful photos and illustrations guide beginners as well as more experienced modelers who are making the transition from a different scale.
Marty McGuirk, 1999
4
The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time
This 1973 book discusses Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its predictions concerning black holes and singularities in space-time itself.
S. W. Hawking, 1973
5
Tuning, Timbre, Spectrum, Scale
Aimed at musicians and composers who use inharmonic tones and sounds, this book-and-CD package offers an analysis of the relationship between the structure of sound and the structure of scale.
William A. Sethares, 2005
6
Scale-Space Theory in Computer Vision
The problem of scale pervades both the natural sciences and the vi sual arts.
Tony Lindeberg, 1993
7
A Market-oriented Strategy for Small and Medium Scale ...
This paper investigates the economic rationale for intervention in support of small and medium scale enterprises, on both theoretical and empirical grounds.
Kristin Hallberg, 2000
8
Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale-IV (BAARS-IV)
The Barkley Adult ADHD Rating Scale-IV (BAARS-IV) offers an essential tool for assessing current ADHD symptoms and domains of impairment as well as recollections of childhood symptoms.
Russell A. Barkley, 2011
9
Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale
This manual provides background information on the NBAS and covers training, the administration of each item, and detailed criteria for scoring.
T Berry Brazelton, J Kevin Nugent, 1995
10
The Large-scale Structure of the Universe
Opinions on the large-scale structure of the early universe range widely from primeval chaos to a well-ordered mass distribution.
Phillip James Edwin Peebles, 1980

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCALE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scale is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Seagate wins HP as ClusterStor array reseller, bolts on IBM …
HP will resell Seagate's Lustre-ous ClusterStor 1500 and 9000 high-performance computing arrays, while Seagate is adding IBM's Spectrum Scale parallel file ... «The Register, Jul 15»
2
Public Release: 17-Jun-2015 Weighing yourself daily can tip the …
ITHACA, N.Y. - For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here's a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. A two-year ... «EurekAlert, Jun 15»
3
With Large-Scale Renewables Plan, New York Makes Strides In …
New York took an important step forward in the race for state clean energy leadership this week. If you've been watching this contest, you know that California ... «Natural Resources Defense Council, Jun 15»
4
Measuring Earthquakes With More Than Just One Scale
But INFORM, which provides global risk assessment with sponsorship from the European Commission, has developed its own scale, calculating just how ... «NPR, Apr 15»
5
Person Arrested For Attempting To Scale White House Fence
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has arrested a person for attempting to scale the White House fence. The agency says the incident happened at ... «CBS Local, Apr 15»
6
Chinese fund GO Scale Capital to seek further takeover deals
Mainland investment fund GO Scale Capital will use its US$2.8 billion winning bid for Philips's lighting unit as a model to pursue other potential takeovers in ... «South China Morning Post, Apr 15»
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GO Scale Capital Investment Consortium Leads 80.1% Acquisition …
GO Scale Capital, an investment fund sponsored by GSR Ventures and Oak Investment Partners has announced today that it will acquire an 80.1% interest in ... «PR Newswire, Mar 15»
8
In 'Shadow,' Change And Growth As A Story Sheds Its Scales
It was pitch-perfect, so far as I was concerned — which made me rather nervous about approaching Shadow Scale. Suppose it didn't live up to its predecessor? «NPR, Mar 15»
9
Epic Scale and uTorrent: Bitcoin mining 'riskware' investigated
uTorrent users claimed the software's latest update was being bundled with a Bitcoin mining program called Epic Scale. It was alleged that the installation was ... «TrustedReviews, Mar 15»
10
Are you a food addict?
Take this abbreviated version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale survey, provided to CBS News by one of its creators, Ashley Gearhardt, Ph.D., assistant professor ... «CBS News, Feb 15»

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