Synonyms of scale
1 degreeDictionary • He underestimates the scale of the problem.
size • books of various sizes
range • The trees on the mountain within my range of vision had all been felled.
spread • We have an enormous spread of industries in the area.
extent • The full extent of the losses was revealed yesterday.
scope • the scope of a novel
magnitude • the magnitude of the task confronting them
breadth • The breadth of his knowledge filled me with admiration.
2 system of measurement • an earthquake measuring five-point-five on the Richter scale
system of measurement
3 rankingDictionary • This has become a reality for increasing numbers across the social scale.
ladder • She admired her sister for climbing up the social ladder.
spectrum • a wide spectrum of problems
hierarchy • Even in the desert there was a kind of social hierarchy.
series • a series of explosions
sequence • the sequence of events that led to the murder
progression • the steady progression of events in my life
pecking order (informal)
1 climb up • The men scaled a wall and climbed down scaffolding on the other side.
mount • He was mounting the stairs to the tower.
go up • Interest rates have gone up again.
ascend • I held her hand as we ascended the steps.
shin up • Nancy shinned up the tree.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ scale something down
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flakeA flake is a small thin piece of something, especially one that has broken off a larger piece.
• flakes of paint
• The beam is strengthened by a steel plate 6 millimetres thick.
scaleScales are a piece of equipment used for weighing things, for example for weighing amounts of food that you need in order to make a particular meal.
• I step on the scales practically every morning.
Thesaurus for scale from the Collins English Thesaurus
any of the numerous plates, made of various substances resembling enamel or dentine, covering the bodies of fishes