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Definition of Scale

Scale n. means: A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.

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Scale n. means: A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.

Meaning of Scale

Scale (n.) means: A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.

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Scale (v. t.): To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.

Scale (n.): The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.

Scale (n.): Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.

Scale (n.): A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc.

Scale (v. t.): To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.

A (): The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. The second string of the violin is tuned to the A in the treble staff. -- A sharp (A/) is the name of a musical tone intermediate between A and B. -- A flat (A/) is the name of a tone intermediate between A and G.

Protract (v. t.): To draw to a scale; to lay down the lines and angles of, with scale and protractor; to plot.

Descent (n.): A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.

C (): The keynote of the normal or "natural" scale, which has neither flats nor sharps in its signature; also, the third note of the relative minor scale of the same.

Scute (n.): A bony scale of a reptile or fish; a large horny scale on the leg of a bird, or on the belly of a snake.

Scale (n.): Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.

Scale (n.): A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of miles, yards, feet, etc., for a map or plan.

Si (): A syllable applied, in solmization, to the note B; more recently, to the seventh tone of any major diatonic scale. It was added to Guido's scale by Le Maire about the end of the 17th century.

Scale (n.): A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.

Alcoholmeter (n.): An instrument for determining the strength of spirits, with a scale graduated so as to indicate the percentage of pure alcohol, either by weight or volume. It is usually a form of hydrometer with a special scale.

Scale (n.): A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.

Temperament (v. t.): A system of compromises in the tuning of organs, pianofortes, and the like, whereby the tones generated with the vibrations of a ground tone are mutually modified and in part canceled, until their number reduced to the actual practicable scale of twelve tones to the octave. This scale, although in so far artificial, is yet closely suggestive of its origin in nature, and this system of tuning, although not mathematically true, yet satisfies the ear, while it has the convenience that the same twelve fixed tones answer for every key or scale, C/ becoming identical with D/, and so on.

Chromatic (a.): Proceeding by the smaller intervals (half steps or semitones) of the scale, instead of the regular intervals of the diatonic scale.

Scale (v. t.): To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.

Mi (n.): A syllable applied to the third tone of the scale of C, i. e., to E, in European solmization, but to the third tone of any scale in the American system.

Lamella (n.): a thin plate or scale of anything, as a thin scale growing from the petals of certain flowers; or one of the thin plates or scales of which certain shells are composed.

F (v. t.): The name of the fourth tone of the model scale, or scale of C. F sharp (F /) is a tone intermediate between F and G.

Fahrenheit (a.): Conforming to the scale used by Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit in the graduation of his thermometer; of or relating to Fahrenheit's thermometric scale.

Octave (n.): The eighth tone in the scale; the interval between one and eight of the scale, or any interval of equal length; an interval of five tones and two semitones.

Squamous (): Covered with, or consisting of, scales; resembling a scale; scaly; as, the squamose cones of the pine; squamous epithelial cells; the squamous portion of the temporal bone, which is so called from a fancied resemblance to a scale.

Sector (n.): A mathematical instrument, consisting of two rulers connected at one end by a joint, each arm marked with several scales, as of equal parts, chords, sines, tangents, etc., one scale of each kind on each arm, and all on lines radiating from the common center of motion. The sector is used for plotting, etc., to any scale.

Temper (v. t.): To adjust, as the mathematical scale to the actual scale, or to that in actual use.

Re (): A syllable applied in solmization to the second tone of the diatonic scale of C; in the American system, to the second tone of any diatonic scale.

Scale (n.): A scale insect. (See below.)

Gunter's scale (): A scale invented by the Rev. Edmund Gunter (1581-1626), a professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London, who invented also Gunter's chain, and Gunter's quadrant.

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Words, slangs, sentences and phrases similar to Scale

Meaning of SCALE

SCALE means: Scale is Scottish and American slang for a coin; money.Scale is Australian and New Zealand slang for swindle, cheat, steal.Scale is Australian and New Zealand slang for ride on public transport without paying.

Meaning of Beaufort Scale

Beaufort Scale means: The scale describing wind force devised by Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort in 1808, in which winds are graded by the effect of their force (originally, the amount of sail that a fully rigged frigate could carry). Scale now reads up to Force 17.

Meaning of scale

scale means: n. A term used for cocain that is smuggled over.  "If you get caught bringing over that scale you’ll be doing some serious time in Federal son." 

Meaning of BOGO

BOGO means: Broke My Scale.

Meaning of BEHIND THE SCALE

BEHIND THE SCALE means: to weigh and sell cocaine

Meaning of Big Figure

Big Figure means: To do things on on a large scale.

Meaning of behind the scale

behind the scale means: To weigh and sell cocaine

Meaning of scale

scale means: Away of scoring boys or men, by points from one to ten, a ten being with the most sexual attraction.

Meaning of eggy

eggy means: (1) really good, marvellous (exclamation) (2) being irritated on a minor scale.

Meaning of ten

ten means: A male or female, who is maximally sexually attractive; the perfect man or woman.[On a scale of one to ten, that one was a ten.].

Meaning of chaingang

chaingang means: Very fast training where everybody goes through the line. A large scale team time trial.

Meaning of Beaufort Scale

Beaufort Scale means: A number system used to describe wind forces and sea conditions from 0 for a flat calm to 12 for a hurricane

Meaning of Grapeshot

Grapeshot means: Small balls of lead fired from a cannon, analogous to shotgun shot but on a larger scale.

Meaning of Go the Big Figure or Whole Figure

Go the Big Figure or Whole Figure means: To go to the fullest extent in the attainment of any object, do things on a large scale.

Meaning of Joe Below

Joe Below means: A musician who plays under-scale.How can you expect to make a buck when "Joe Below" almost plays for free?

Meaning of COW COCKY

COW COCKY means: Cow cocky is Australian slang for a small−scale cattle farmer.

Meaning of DEAD IRON and LIVE IRON

DEAD IRON and LIVE IRON means: The two sets of tracks on a scale

Meaning of Parallax Error

Parallax Error means: Error that can be introduced when not reading an instrument, such as a compass, directly from its front, due to the separation of the indicator and the scale being read.

Meaning of BALLS−OUT

BALLS−OUT means: Balls−out is slang for full−scale, all−out.

Meaning of off your rector

off your rector means: (derived from "off your rector scale")Acting out of control. Rambunctious.  "Girl, you are off your rector . . . now get down off the top of his car!" 

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc.

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.

Meaning of A

A means: The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. The second string of the violin is tuned to the A in the treble staff. -- A sharp (A/) is the name of a musical tone intermediate between A and B. -- A flat (A/) is the name of a tone intermediate between A and G.

Meaning of Protract

Protract means: To draw to a scale; to lay down the lines and angles of, with scale and protractor; to plot.

Meaning of Descent

Descent means: A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.

Meaning of C

C means: The keynote of the normal or "natural" scale, which has neither flats nor sharps in its signature; also, the third note of the relative minor scale of the same.

Meaning of Scute

Scute means: A bony scale of a reptile or fish; a large horny scale on the leg of a bird, or on the belly of a snake.

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of miles, yards, feet, etc., for a map or plan.

Meaning of Si

Si means: A syllable applied, in solmization, to the note B; more recently, to the seventh tone of any major diatonic scale. It was added to Guido's scale by Le Maire about the end of the 17th century.

Meaning of Scale

Scale means: A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.

Meaning of Alcoholmeter

Alcoholmeter means: An instrument for determining the strength of spirits, with a scale graduated so as to indicate the percentage of pure alcohol, either by weight or volume. It is usually a form of hydrometer with a special scale.

Dictionary words and meanings

Meaning of Acclimatable

Acclimatable means: Capable of being acclimated.

Meaning of Cresting

Cresting means: An ornamental finish on the top of a wall or ridge of a roof.

Meaning of Gross-headed

Gross-headed means: Thick-skulled; stupid.

Meaning of Sway

Sway means: To have weight or influence.

Meaning of Synovia

Synovia means: A transparent, viscid, lubricating fluid which contains mucin and secreted by synovial membranes; synovial fluid.

Slang words and meanings

Meaning of FIFTY−LEVEN

FIFTY−LEVEN means: Fifty−leven is Black−American slang for an uncountable quantity

Meaning of PISSANT

PISSANT means: Pissant is American slang for trifling, paltry, insignificant.

Meaning of SHUTTER−BUG

SHUTTER−BUG means: Shutter−bug is slang for an enthusiastic photographer.

Meaning of ruck

ruck means: Noun. The heaving energetic mass of dancing bodies synonymous with 'punk' and 'thrash metal' gigs. Verb. 1. To dance in the manner of a 'ruck' (noun). 2. A fight or quarrel. (Informal)

Meaning of RABBIT

RABBIT means: A derail; an arrangement for preventing serious wrecks by sidetracking runaway trains, cars, or locomotives on a downgrade. Unlike regular sidetracks, the derail ends relatively abruptly on flat trackless land instead of curving back onto the main line. The term rabbit is applied to this device because of the timidity involved

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