n. 规模，等级; 标度; 秤; 比例尺; 音阶; 鳞片; 水垢; 牙石
v. 攀登; 去鳞片; 刮除牙石; 改变…的大小
If you refer to the scale of something, you are referring to its size or extent, especially when it is very big.
However, he underestimates the scale of the problem...
You may feel dwarfed by the sheer scale of the place...
A scale is a set of levels or numbers which are used in a particular system of measuring things or are used when comparing things.
...an earthquake measuring five-point-five on the Richter scale...
里氏 5.5 级地震
The patient rates the therapies on a scale of zero to ten...
A pay scale or scale of fees is a list that shows how much someone should be paid, depending, for example, on their age or what work they do.
...those on the high end of the pay scale...
A Registered Osteopath will be pleased to tell you his scale of fees before you decide on a consultation.
The scale of a map, plan, or model is the relationship between the size of something in the map, plan, or model and its size in the real world.
The map, on a scale of 1:10,000, shows over 5,000 individual paths.
该地图以 1:10,000 的比例尺显示了 5,000 多条不同道路。
A scale model or scale replica of a building or object is a model of it which is smaller than the real thing but has all the same parts and features.
Franklin made his mother an intricately detailed scale model of the house.
In music, a scale is a fixed sequence of musical notes, each one higher than the next, which begins at a particular note.
...the scale of C major.
The scales of a fish or reptile are the small, flat pieces of hard skin that cover its body.
Scales 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.
...a pair of kitchen scales.
If you scale something such as a mountain or a wall, you climb up it or over it.
In 1981, five members of a climbing party died while scaling Mount Hood.
The men scaled a wall and climbed down scaffolding on the other side.
If something is out of scale with the things near it, it is too big or too small in relation to them.
The tower was surmounted by an enormous statue, utterly out of scale with the building.
If the different parts of a map, drawing, or model are to scale, they are the right size in relation to each other.
...a miniature garden, with little pagodas and bridges all to scale.
1. an ordered reference standard;
2. relative magnitude;
3. the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it;
4. an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
5. a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
6. a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
7. (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
8. a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
9. a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
10. a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
1. measure by or as if by a scale;
2. pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
3. take by attacking with scaling ladders;
4. reach the highest point of;
5. climb up by means of a ladder
6. remove the scales from;
7. measure with or as if with scales;
8. size or measure according to a scale;
the scales fall from someone's eyes
throw something on (或 into) the scale
tip (或 turn) the scales
play (或 sing 或 practise) scales
scale something back
scale something down (或 scale down)
scale something up (或 scale up)
It's value cannot be weighed in the scale of dollars and cents.
The project is on such a gigantic scale that the cost is hard to calculate.
You have to scale the fish before cooking it.
This ruler has only one scale in centimeters.
The doctor removed the scale from his eyes.