scale

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scale is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
scale

Plural
scales

  1. 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.
  2. (music) A series of eight notes.

Verb[change]

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.