What is another word for Scales?

Pronunciation: [skˈe͡ɪlz] (IPA)

Scales refer to a tool that measures weight or a series of graduated markings on an instrument. Synonyms for this word include balance, weighing machine, measure, meter, gauge, and seismometer. A balance refers to an instrument used to compare the weight of two objects. A weighing machine is an instrument used to determine the weight of an object. A measure can refer to the amount or degree of something, or it can also refer to a measuring device. A meter is an instrument used to measure distances or quantities. A gauge refers to an instrument used to measure the dimensions of an object, such as thickness or size. A seismometer is a device used to detect and measure earthquakes and other seismic events.

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What are the hypernyms for Scales?

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    balances, measuring instruments, weighing instruments.

Usage examples for Scales

It was enough that Moses should set his claims upon a level with those which Pharaoh reverenced: the king was then bound to weigh their relative merits in other and wholly different Scales.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
When we put unhappiness in one side of the Scales, each one of us lays down in the other the idea he has of happiness.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
On that dreadful journey the Scales had suddenly fallen from my eyes, and with the same ingenuity which I had formerly exercised to confirm my own errors, I now sought out every argument expressly to torment myself with the conviction that I alone was responsible for the loss of this much cherished being.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Scales

  • Scales played in the correct musical way are very exciting and rewarding.
    James Galway

Related words: scales for kids, children’s scales, bathroom scales, kitchen scales, weighing scales, analogue scales

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