Scale is on the Basic English 850 List.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
scale

Plural
scales

Scale is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. The scale of something is its size or level.
    It's hard to understand the scale of the change.
  2. A scale is a small machine for measuring (finding out) how much something weighs (how heavy the thing is.)
    She stood on the scale and found out she weighed 150 pounds.
  3. (music) A series of eight notes.

VerbEdit

Plain form
scale

Third-person singular
scales

Past tense
scaled

Past participle
scaled

Present participle
scaling

  1. If you scale something, then you climb up it.