- n. 刻度；等级，规模；音阶；量程；天枰，磅秤；鳞片，鳞状物
- v. 攀登；按比例决定；称重；刮鳞；剥落
- 等级，级别， 等级体系
- 攀登， 到达…顶点
- [P] 鱼鳞,鳞片 any of the thin overlapping plates of hard material covering the skin of many fish and reptiles
- [C] 鳞状物; 障眼物 thing resembling this, especially a loose flake of diseased skin or eyes
- [S] [U] 水垢,水锈 a hard covering on the inside of pots, hot-water pipes, etc.
- [C] 刻度,度数 series of marks at regular distances for the purpose of measuring
- [C] 比例(尺) relation between the actual size of sth and the map, diagram, etc. which represents it
- [U] [C] 规模 relative size, extent, etc.
- [C] 等级,级别 grade; rank
- [C] 音阶 an arrangement of notes in a system of music
- [C] 记(数)法,…(进)法 system of units for measuring
- [P] 天平,磅秤 balance or instrument for weighing
- vt. 攀登,爬 climb up sth
- vt. 刮去(鱼等)的鳞片 remove the small flat hard pieces of skin from a fish
an ordered reference standard;
"judging on a scale of 1 to 10"
"they entertained on a grand scale"
the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it;
"the scale of the map"
"the scale of the model"
a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
(music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks
a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals
measure by or as if by a scale;
"This bike scales only 25 pounds"
pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard
take by attacking with scaling ladders;
"The troops scaled the walls of the fort"
reach the highest point of;
"We scaled the Mont Blanc"
climb up by means of a ladder
remove the scales from;
measure with or as if with scales;
"scale the gold"
size or measure according to a scale;
"This model must be scaled down"
- How much does it read on the scale?
- The force of the wind is measured on a standard scale of 0-12.
- The fifth note of a scale is called a dominant.
- It takes courage and strength to scale these cliffs.
- The company has begun to scale down its operations in Asia.
- Scales of skin peel off after scarlet fever.
- His explanations removed the scale from my eyes.
- A scale of rust covered the steel plate.
- This ruler has only one scale in centimeters.
- The scale of this map is an inch to a mile.
- He's in business on a small scale.
- For every year you've worked here you go up another step on the salary scale.
- His rapid ascent in the social scale was surprising.
- The butcher weighed the meat on the scales.
- He bears down on the scales at 276 pounds.
- The boys soon scaled the wall.
- They are determined to spare no efforts to scale the peaks in science and technology.
- You have to scale the fish before cooking it.
- hang in the scales
- turn the scales
扭转局面cause to change situation
- scrape the scales off a fish 刮鱼鳞
- diminish〔enlarge〕 the scale of 缩小〔扩大〕…的规模
- practice the scales 练音阶
- sing scale 吊嗓子
- hold the scale 裁判
- the adequate scale 适当的规模
- the calculating scale 计算尺
- the circular scale 刻度盘
- the decimal scale 十进位制
- the nationwide scale 全国范围
- the pay〔salary, wage〕 scale 工资级别
- the union scale 工会会员的等级
- the world scale 全球规模
- the beam scale 杆秤
- the table scale 台秤
- scale a tree 爬树
- scale a tree by ladders 用梯子爬树
I weighed myself on her scales, and found I had lost weight.出自： C. Priest
Providence..weighs the nations in an even scale.出自： fig.
In the balancing of probabilities..the scales don't bump..either way.出自： J. Hilton
The scales are weighed heavily against him.出自： W. R. Geddes
An old green garden-seat with the paint peeling off in scales.出自： R. Firbank
Its scale..surpassed that of any church..in England.出自： E. A. Freeman
The..intervention of foreign troops on a major scale.出自： G. F. Kennan
Our..wish to preserve the planet must..be reduced to the scale of our competence.出自：Harper's Magazine
The..paint was scaling from the brick walls.出自： S. Bellow
The highest pass in Europe..and..it seemed as if we were scaling heaven itself.出自： H. M. Field
A prisoner had escaped by scaling the roof.出自： C. Morgan
Cecil..never attained the literary heights which his brother so often scaled.出自： fig.
By this, is..the corrupt deputy scaled.出自：Measure for Measure , Shakespeare
- scale, climb
- scale和climb都指攀登。scale仅指身体的动作,特别是为了越过障碍而采取的艰苦动作; climb强调吃力地或曲折地向上运动。
- ☆ 1300年左右进入英语，直接源自古法语的escale，意为鳞，壳；最初源自古日耳曼语的sklo，意为分裂，分开。