Scale
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine for weighing; as, to turn the scale; -- chiefly used in the plural when applied to the whole instrument or apparatus for weighing. Also used figuratively.

2. (n.) The sign or constellation Libra.

3. (v. t.) To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.

4. (n.) One of the small, thin, membranous, bony or horny pieces which form the covering of many fishes and reptiles, and some mammals, belonging to the dermal part of the skeleton, or dermoskeleton. See Cycloid, Ctenoid, and Ganoid.

5. (n.) Hence, any layer or leaf of metal or other material, resembling in size and thinness the scale of a fish; as, a scale of iron, of bone, etc.

6. (n.) One of the small scale like structures covering parts of some invertebrates, as those on the wings of Lepidoptera and on the body of Thysanura; the elytra of certain annelids. See Lepidoptera.

7. (n.) A scale insect. (See below.)

8. (n.) A small appendage like a rudimentary leaf, resembling the scales of a fish in form, and often in arrangement; as, the scale of a bud, of a pine cone, and the like. The name is also given to the chaff on the stems of ferns.

9. (n.) The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife.

10. (n.) An incrustation deposit on the inside of a vessel in which water is heated, as a steam boiler.

11. (n.) The thin oxide which forms on the surface of iron forgings. Also, a similar coating upon other metals.

12. (v. t.) To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.

13. (v. t.) To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.

14. (v. t.) To scatter; to spread.

15. (v. t.) To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.

16. (v. i.) To separate and come off in thin layers or laminate; as, some sandstone scales by exposure.

17. (v. i.) To separate; to scatter.

18. (n.) A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.

19. (n.) Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals.

20. (n.) A mathematical instrument, consisting of a slip of wood, ivory, or metal, with one or more sets of spaces graduated and numbered on its surface, for measuring or laying off distances, etc., as in drawing, plotting, and the like. See Gunter's scale.

21. (n.) A series of spaces marked by lines, and representing proportionately larger distances; as, a scale of miles, yards, feet, etc., for a map or plan.

22. (n.) A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc.

23. (n.) The graduated series of all the tones, ascending or descending, from the keynote to its octave; -- called also the gamut. It may be repeated through any number of octaves. See Chromatic scale, Diatonic scale, Major scale, and Minor scale, under Chromatic, Diatonic, Major, and Minor.

24. (n.) Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.

25. (n.) Relative dimensions, without difference in proportion of parts; size or degree of the parts or components in any complex thing, compared with other like things; especially, the relative proportion of the linear dimensions of the parts of a drawing, map, model, etc., to the dimensions of the corresponding parts of the object that is represented; as, a map on a scale of an inch to a mile.

26. (v. t.) To climb by a ladder, or as if by a ladder; to ascend by steps or by climbing; to clamber up; as, to scale the wall of a fort.

27. (v. i.) To lead up by steps; to ascend.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SCALE

skal.

See SIEGE 4, (e); WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.

Greek
3013. lepis -- a scale (of a fish)
... a scale (of a fish). Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: lepis Phonetic
Spelling: (lep-is') Short Definition: a scale, scaly substance Definition: a ...
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2661. kataxioo -- to deem worthy
... 2661 (from 2596 , ", exactly according to," which intensifies 515 , "weighing as
much as, proportional") -- properly, to (on a balance-scale) which ; that ...
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2218. zugos -- a yoke
... [2218 () two elements to work as , like when two pans (weights) operate together
on a balance-scale -- or a of oxen pulling a plough.]. ...
//strongsnumbers.com/greek2/2218.htm - 7k

4346. prosklisis -- to cause to lean against
... 4346 (from 4314 , "towards" and 2827 , "incline") -- properly, the direction a
balance-scale because tipped one way; (figuratively) pre-inclination, , (undue ...
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Strong's Hebrew
7193. qasqeseth -- scale (of fish)
... 7192, 7193. qasqeseth. 7194 . scale (of fish). Transliteration: qasqeseth Phonetic
Spelling: (kas-keh'-seth) Short Definition: scales. ... mail, scale. ...
/hebrew/7193.htm - 6k

2636. chaspas -- scale-like
... 2635, 2636. chaspas. 2637 . scale-like. Transliteration: chaspas Phonetic
Spelling: (khas-pas') Short Definition: thing. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/2636.htm - 5k

3977. mozanya -- a scale, balance
... 3976, 3977. mozanya. 3978 . a scale, balance. Transliteration: mozanya
Phonetic Spelling: (mo-zane') Short Definition: scales. Word ...
/hebrew/3977.htm - 6k

6425. peles -- a balance, scale
... 6424, 6425. peles. 6426 . a balance, scale. Transliteration: peles Phonetic
Spelling: (peh'-les) Short Definition: balance. Word ...
/hebrew/6425.htm - 6k

650. aphiq -- a channel
... tubes (1). brook, channel, mighty, river, scale, stream, strong piece. From
'acaph; properly, containing, ie A tube; also a bed or ...
/hebrew/650.htm - 6k

4043. magen -- a shield
... 1), scales (1), shield (41), shields (16). armed, buckler, defense, ruler,
scale, shield. Also (in plural) feminine mginnah {meg-in ...
/hebrew/4043.htm - 6k

5630. siryon -- armor
... 5629, 5630. siryon. 5631 . armor. Transliteration: siryon Phonetic Spelling:
(sir-yone') Short Definition: scale-armor. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/5630.htm - 6k

5424. netheq -- scab
... 5423, 5424. netheq. 5425 . scab. Transliteration: netheq Phonetic Spelling:
(neh'-thek) Short Definition: scale. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/5424.htm - 6k

5927. alah -- to go up, ascend, climb
... self) up, light, (make) up, X mention, mount up, offer, make to pay, + perfect,
prefer, put (on), raise, recover, restore, (make to) rise (up), scale, set (up ...
/hebrew/5927.htm - 8k

3976. mozen -- balances, scales
... Word Origin from azan Definition balances, scales NASB Word Usage balance
(1), balances (5), scale (1), scales (8). a pair of scales. ...
/hebrew/3976.htm - 6k

Library

The Arrest of the Body
... at the long array of less accurate instruments of prehension which shade away with
ever decreasing delicacy and perfectness as we descend the scale of animal ...
/.../drummond/the lowell lectures on the ascent of man/chapter iii the arrest of.htm

December 27:
... then the ear, then the full corn in the ear." It is well known also to those who
study the parables of Nature that there is an ascending scale of slowness as ...
//christianbookshelf.org/drummond/beautiful thoughts/december 27 0 0.htm

"But," it is Said, "This Change in Our Body by Birth is a Weakness ...
... by Himself, by virtue of that power which had mingled with both of these component
elements at their first framing, then, upon a more general scale as it were ...
/.../gregory/gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/chapter xvi but it is.htm

And Now we May Well Compare the Present with Former Things...
... performed the crowning good of all, by erecting triumphant memorials of its value
in all parts of the world, raising temples and churches on a scale of royal ...
/.../pamphilius/the life of constantine/chapter ix and now we.htm

The Delays of Love
... of the most yearning expectation and fulfilled desire will seem but as the winking
of an eyelid when we get to estimate duration by the same scale by which He ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture i/the delays of love.htm

Seeking and Finding
... They sail uncharted seas, endure the scorching heat of the desert, scale the
ice-covered mountains, and brave the dangers of a trackless wilderness in hope of ...
/.../anderson/prayer availeth much/chapter 11 seeking and finding.htm

Letter vii. Self-Denial.
... No individual has a right to attach to himself any more importance than properly
belongs to the station he occupies in the grand scale of being, of which God ...
/.../a practical directory for young christian females/letter vii self-denial.htm

Two Ancient Proverbs
... to him to tell a lie as to speak the truth; and I think every parent must know that
all the faults a child can commit, if put into the scale together, are not ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/sermons on proverbs/two ancient proverbs.htm

I Will Take one Case that Will Serve Both as Symbol and Example...
... It lies in the fact that the colors are presented in the wrong connection,
on the wrong scale, and, above all, from the wrong motive. ...
/.../chesterton/whats wrong with the world/chapter 35 i will take.htm

The Water-Mark of John's Gospel.
... The underneath word, that John uses in his own mother tongue, runs a sliding scale
of meaning. It's a ladder rising from bottom round to topmost. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/the water-mark of johns gospel.htm

Thesaurus
Scale (38 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The dish of a balance; hence, the balance itself; an instrument or machine
for weighing; as, to turn the scale; -- chiefly used in the plural when ...
/s/scale.htm - 22k

Scale-armor (3 Occurrences)
Scale-armor. Scale, Scale-armor. Scaled . Multi-Version Concordance
Scale-armor (3 Occurrences). 1 Samuel 17:5 and a ...
/s/scale-armor.htm - 7k

Scale-like (1 Occurrence)
Scale-like. Scaled, Scale-like. Scales . Multi-Version Concordance
Scale-like (1 Occurrence). Exodus 16:14 And when ...
/s/scale-like.htm - 6k

Plate (34 Occurrences)
... Numbers 7:13 And his offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels
in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ...
/p/plate.htm - 20k

Basin (37 Occurrences)
... Numbers 7:13 And his offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels
in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place ...
/b/basin.htm - 26k

Octave (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) The eighth tone in the scale; the interval between one and eight of the
scale, or any interval of equal length; an interval of five tones and two ...
/o/octave.htm - 7k

A (102073 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) The name of the sixth tone in the model major scale (that in C), or the
first tone of the minor scale, which is named after it the scale in A minor. ...
/a/a.htm - 9k

Scales (33 Occurrences)
... skalz (1) qasqeseth "fish-scales"; (2) meghinnah, maghen, "scales of the crocodile";
(3) lepis, with verb lepizo "scale away" (Tobit 3:17; 11:13)): (1) The ...
/s/scales.htm - 18k

Worm (22 Occurrences)
... SCARLET (WORM). (tola`ath shani (Exodus 25:4, etc.)): Cermes vermilio, a scale insect
from which a red dye is obtained. See COLOR; DYEING; WORM. ...
/w/worm.htm - 21k

Weight (143 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A scale, or graduated standard, of heaviness; a mode of estimating weight;
as, avoirdupois weight; troy weight; apothecaries' weight. ...
/w/weight.htm - 43k

Concordance
Scale (38 Occurrences)

Exodus 30:24
And of cassia, five hundred shekels' weight measured by the scale of the holy place, and of olive oil a hin:
(BBE)

Exodus 38:24
The gold used for all the different work done for the holy place, the gold which was given, was twenty-nine talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels in weight, by the scale of the holy place.
(BBE)

Leviticus 5:15
If anyone is untrue, sinning in error in connection with the holy things of the Lord, let him take his offering to the Lord, a male sheep from the flock, without any mark, of the value fixed by you in silver by shekels, by the scale of the holy place.
(BBE)

Leviticus 13:30
then the priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the appearance thereof be deeper than the skin, and there be in it yellow thin hair, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a scall, it is leprosy of the head or of the beard.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 13:31
And if the priest look on the plague of the scall, and, behold, the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, and there be no black hair in it, then the priest shall shut up him that hath the plague of the scall seven days.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 13:32
And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the plague; and, behold, if the scall be not spread, and there be in it no yellow hair, and the appearance of the scall be not deeper than the skin,
(See NAS)

Leviticus 13:33
then he shall be shaven, but the scall shall he not shave; and the priest shall shut up him that hath the scall seven days more.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 13:34
And in the seventh day the priest shall look on the scall; and, behold, if the scall be not spread in the skin, and the appearance thereof be not deeper than the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him clean; and he shall wash his clothes, and be clean.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 13:35
But if the scall spread abroad in the skin after his cleansing,
(See NAS)

Leviticus 13:36
then the priest shall look on him; and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for the yellow hair: he is unclean.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 13:37
But if the scall stay in its appearance, and black hair be grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 14:54
This is the law for all manner of plague of leprosy, and for a scall;
(See NAS)

Leviticus 25:50
And let the years be numbered from the time when he gave himself to his owner till the year of Jubilee, and the price given for him will be in relation to the number of years, on the scale of the payment of a servant.
(BBE)

Leviticus 27:3
And you will put the value of a male from twenty years to sixty years old at fifty shekels of silver, by the scale of the holy place.
(BBE)

Numbers 3:47
Will be five shekels for every one, by the scale of the holy place (the shekel is twenty gerahs);
(BBE)

Numbers 3:50
From the first sons of Israel he took it, a thousand, three hundred and sixty-five shekels, by the scale of the holy place;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:13
And his offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:19
He gave one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:25
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:31
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:37
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:43
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:49
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:55
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:61
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:67
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:73
His offering was one silver plate; a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:79
His offering was one silver plate, a hundred and thirty shekels in weight, one silver basin of seventy shekels, by the scale of the holy place; the two of them full of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:85
The weight of every silver plate was a hundred and thirty shekels, and of every basin seventy; the weight of all the silver of the vessels was two thousand and four hundred shekels, by the scale of the holy place;
(BBE)

Numbers 7:86
The weight of the twelve gold spoons of spice for burning was ten shekels for every one, by the scale of the holy place; all the gold of the spoons was a hundred and twenty shekels;
(BBE)

Numbers 18:16
Payment is to be made for these when they are a month old, at the value fixed by you, a price of five shekels by the scale of the holy place, that is, twenty gerahs to the shekel.
(BBE)

1 Samuel 17:5
And he had a helmet of bronze upon his head, and he was clothed with a corselet of scales; and the weight of the corselet was five thousand shekels of bronze.
(Root in DBY YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 22:30
For by thee I run upon a troop; By my God do I leap over a wall.
(See JPS NIV)

2 Kings 10:18
Then Jehu got all the people together and said to them, Ahab was Baal's servant in a small way, but Jehu will be his servant on a great scale.
(BBE)

Psalms 18:29
For by thee I run upon a troop; And by my God do I leap over a wall.
(See JPS NIV)

Proverbs 20:23
Yahweh detests differing weights, and dishonest scales are not pleasing.
(Root in WEB BBE NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 46:6
As for those who take gold out of a bag, and put silver in the scales, they give payment to a gold-worker, to make it into a god; they go down on their faces and give it worship.
(Root in BBE)

Joel 2:7
They run like mighty men. They climb the wall like warriors. They each march in his line, and they don't swerve off course.
(See RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Scale

Related Terms

Scale-armor (3 Occurrences)

Scale-like (1 Occurrence)

Plate (34 Occurrences)

Basin (37 Occurrences)

Octave (3 Occurrences)

A (102073 Occurrences)

Scales (33 Occurrences)

Worm (22 Occurrences)

Weight (143 Occurrences)

Flake

Temper (14 Occurrences)

Tone (9 Occurrences)

Descent (22 Occurrences)

Do (21637 Occurrences)

Miniature (1 Occurrence)

Scaled (1 Occurrence)

Scarlet-worm

Sector (1 Occurrence)

Si (1 Occurrence)

Scarletworm

Tahpanhes (7 Occurrences)

Jehoiakim (37 Occurrences)

Architecture

Value (138 Occurrences)

Jezebel (20 Occurrences)

Exploration

Payment (168 Occurrences)

Consist (7 Occurrences)

Fixed (284 Occurrences)

Nain (1 Occurrence)

Nail (9 Occurrences)

Leaf (20 Occurrences)

Little (2458 Occurrences)

Low (216 Occurrences)

Lizard (3 Occurrences)

Games (2 Occurrences)

Garden (68 Occurrences)

Wax (32 Occurrences)

Wolf (4 Occurrences)

Iron (104 Occurrences)

Fourth (87 Occurrences)

Fasting (34 Occurrences)

Fix (36 Occurrences)

Fifth (65 Occurrences)

Third (192 Occurrences)

Tenth (89 Occurrences)

Tenor (5 Occurrences)

Tooth (7 Occurrences)

Trumpet (74 Occurrences)

Tamarisk (5 Occurrences)

Raise (175 Occurrences)

Remove (173 Occurrences)

Rise (417 Occurrences)

Reading (58 Occurrences)

Reduction (1 Occurrence)

Rate (23 Occurrences)

Effort (16 Occurrences)

Epaphroditus (2 Occurrences)

Denary (8 Occurrences)

Dictionaries

Dominant (1 Occurrence)

Dome (1 Occurrence)

Mental (1 Occurrence)

Measured (91 Occurrences)

Mode (5 Occurrences)

Merchant (15 Occurrences)

Pledge (55 Occurrences)

Pul (3 Occurrences)

Plot (53 Occurrences)

Pitch (25 Occurrences)

Peal (1 Occurrence)

Balance (12 Occurrences)

Battlement (2 Occurrences)

Baal's (6 Occurrences)

Brigandine (1 Occurrence)

Beneath (73 Occurrences)

Cast (640 Occurrences)

Calculate (7 Occurrences)

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