(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. balance, steelyard; lamina, flake, scab, incrustation, horny plate, squama, lamella, eschar; degree, graduation, table, ratio, pro-portion; gamut. See measurement, layer, covering, music, continuity, gravity. — v. weigh; peel, husk, exfoliate, flake; climb, surmount. See divestment, ascent.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A series for measurement]
Syn. rule, computation, system; see measure 2 , order 3 .
2. [A flake or film]
Syn. thin coating, covering, incrustation; see flake , layer .
3. [A device for weighing; often plural ]
Syn. steelyard, stilliard, balance, scale beam, spring scale, trebuchet, Roman balance, stapel scale, Danish balance.
Varieties of scales, sense 3, include: beam, automatic indicating, counter, cylinder, drum, barrel, flexure plate, plate fulcrum, platform, spring, electronic, digital, computing, household, miner's, assayer's.
4. [Musical tones]
Syn. range, diatonic scale, chromatic scale, major scale, minor scale, whole tone scale, harmonic scale, melodic scale; see also music .
on a large scale,
Syn. extensively, grandly, expansively; see generously .
on a small scale,
Syn. economically, in a small limited way, with restrictions; see inadequate 1 , unimportant .
1. [To climb]
Syn. ascend, surmount, mount; see climb 2 .
2. [To peel]
Syn. exfoliate, strip off, flake; see peel , skin .
3. [To measure]
Syn. compare, balance, compute, size, allow due weight, estimate, calibrate, graduate, have a weight of, make of an exact weight.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. skin layer, covering, crust, plate, scurf.
2. gauge progression, order, gradation, succession, degrees, measure, calibration, ratio.
climb, ascend, mount, clamber up.
ANT.: descend
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To remove the skin of: decorticate, pare, peel, skin, strip1. See PUT ON.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To move upward on or along: ascend, climb, go up, mount. See RISE.

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