Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.Think of scaling, or climbing, a mountain; a musical scale : do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do; or a scale you weigh yourself onit counts up the pounds one after another after another.Turn the scale(s to change the balance of a situation, such that one side or element is favored or gains advantage.

You can also rate something using a scale: "How much do you love pizza?Also called offering scale.The conquered nation has been thrown into the scale of the empire's domain, securing yet another region over which it reigns.

Link to this page.See also: bud, scale tip the balance, to upset the balance of a situation, such that one side or element is favored or gains advantage.Bulb scale, the storage layers of a plant bulb Chemistry and materials science edit Scale (chemistry), the range of mass or volume of a chemical reaction or process Mill scale, the flaky surface on hot rolled steel, consisting of iron oxides Fouling, sometimes called scale.