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, shin, shin up, scramble up, mount
North American shinny, shinny up
rare escalade

Phrases

    scale something up

    ‘the departments intend to scale up their activities’


    SYNONYMS

    increase, expand, augment, build up, add to

    step up, boost, escalate

    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