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scale

scale
(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.
(n.) The sign or constellation Libra.
(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.
(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.
(n.) One of the small scalelike 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.
(n.) A scale insect. (See below.)
(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.
(n.) The thin metallic side plate of the handle of a pocketknife. See Illust. of Pocketknife.
(n.) An incrustation deposit on the inside of a vessel in which water is heated, as a steam boiler.
(n.) The thin oxide which forms on the surface of iron forgings. It consists essentially of the magnetic oxide, Fe3O4. Also, a similar coating upon other metals.
(n.) A ladder; a series of steps; a means of ascending.
(n.) Hence, anything graduated, especially when employed as a measure or rule, or marked by lines at regular intervals.
(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.
(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.
(n.) A basis for a numeral system; as, the decimal scale; the binary scale, etc.
(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.
(n.) Gradation; succession of ascending and descending steps and degrees; progressive series; scheme of comparative rank or order; as, a scale of being.
(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.
(v. i.) To separate and come off in thin layers or laminae; as, some sandstone scales by exposure.
(v. i.) To separate; to scatter.
(v. i.) To lead up by steps; to ascend.
(v. t.) To weigh or measure according to a scale; to measure; also, to grade or vary according to a scale or system.
(v. t.) To strip or clear of scale or scales; as, to scale a fish; to scale the inside of a boiler.
(v. t.) To take off in thin layers or scales, as tartar from the teeth; to pare off, as a surface.
(v. t.) To scatter; to spread.
(v. t.) To clean, as the inside of a cannon, by the explosion of a small quantity of powder.
(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.

scape

scape
(n.) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like.
(n.) The long basal joint of the antennae of an insect.
(n.) The shaft of a column.
(n.) The apophyge of a shaft.
(n.) An escape.
(n.) Means of escape; evasion.
(n.) A freak; a slip; a fault; an escapade.
(n.) Loose act of vice or lewdness.
(v. t. & i.) To escape.

scare

scare
(n.) Fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake.
(v. t.) To frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm.

shade

shade
(n.) Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the space contemplated and the source of light.
(n.) Darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural.
(n.) An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat.
(n.) That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade.
(n.) Shadow.
(n.) The soul after its separation from the body; -- so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes.
(n.) The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.
(n.) Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.
(n.) A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief, expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything which is distinguished from others similar by slight differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms.
(v. t.) To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from.
(v. t.) To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.
(v. t.) To obscure; to dim the brightness of.
(v. t.) To pain in obscure colors; to darken.
(v. t.) To mark with gradations of light or color.
(v. t.) To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.

shake

shake
Obs. p. p. of Shake.
(n.) The act or result of shaking; a vacillating or wavering motion; a rapid motion one way and other; a trembling, quaking, or shivering; agitation.
(n.) A fissure or crack in timber, caused by its being dried too suddenly.
(n.) A fissure in rock or earth.
(n.) A rapid alternation of a principal tone with another represented on the next degree of the staff above or below it; a trill.
(n.) One of the staves of a hogshead or barrel taken apart.
(n.) A shook of staves and headings.
(n.) The redshank; -- so called from the nodding of its head while on the ground.
(v.) To cause to move with quick or violent vibrations; to move rapidly one way and the other; to make to tremble or shiver; to agitate.
(v.) Fig.: To move from firmness; to weaken the stability of; to cause to waver; to impair the resolution of.
(v.) To give a tremulous tone to; to trill; as, to shake a note in music.
(v.) To move or remove by agitating; to throw off by a jolting or vibrating motion; to rid one's self of; -- generally with an adverb, as off, out, etc.; as, to shake fruit down from a tree.
(v. i.) To be agitated with a waving or vibratory motion; to tremble; to shiver; to quake; to totter.

shale

shale
(n.) A shell or husk; a cod or pod.
(n.) A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure.
(v. t.) To take off the shell or coat of; to shell.

shame

shame
(n.) A painful sensation excited by a consciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of having done something which injures reputation, or of the exposure of that which nature or modesty prompts us to conceal.
(n.) Reproach incurred or suffered; dishonor; ignominy; derision; contempt.
(n.) The cause or reason of shame; that which brings reproach, and degrades a person in the estimation of others; disgrace.
(n.) The parts which modesty requires to be covered; the private parts.
(n.) To be ashamed; to feel shame.
(v. t.) To make ashamed; to excite in (a person) a comsciousness of guilt or impropriety, or of conduct derogatory to reputation; to put to shame.
(v. t.) To cover with reproach or ignominy; to dishonor; to disgrace.
(v. t.) To mock at; to deride.

shape

shape
(n.) To form or create; especially, to mold or make into a particular form; to give proper form or figure to.
(n.) To adapt to a purpose; to regulate; to adjust; to direct; as, to shape the course of a vessel.
(n.) To image; to conceive; to body forth.
(n.) To design; to prepare; to plan; to arrange.
(n.) Character or construction of a thing as determining its external appearance; outward aspect; make; figure; form; guise; as, the shape of a tree; the shape of the head; an elegant shape.
(n.) That which has form or figure; a figure; an appearance; a being.
(n.) A model; a pattern; a mold.
(n.) Form of embodiment, as in words; form, as of thought or conception; concrete embodiment or example, as of some quality.
(n.) Dress for disguise; guise.
(n.) A rolled or hammered piece, as a bar, beam, angle iron, etc., having a cross section different from merchant bar.
(n.) A piece which has been roughly forged nearly to the form it will receive when completely forged or fitted.
(v. i.) To suit; to be adjusted or conformable.

share

share
(n.) The part (usually an iron or steel plate) of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of a furrow; a plowshare.
(n.) The part which opens the ground for the reception of the seed, in a machine for sowing seed.
(v.) A certain quantity; a portion; a part; a division; as, a small share of prudence.
(v.) Especially, the part allotted or belonging to one, of any property or interest owned by a number; a portion among others; an apportioned lot; an allotment; a dividend.
(v.) Hence, one of a certain number of equal portions into which any property or invested capital is divided; as, a ship owned in ten shares.
(v.) The pubes; the sharebone.
(v. i.) To have part; to receive a portion; to partake, enjoy, or suffer with others.
(v. t.) To part among two or more; to distribute in portions; to divide.
(v. t.) To partake of, use, or experience, with others; to have a portion of; to take and possess in common; as, to share a shelter with another.
(v. t.) To cut; to shear; to cleave; to divide.

shave

shave
Obs. p. p. of Shave.
(v. i.) To use a razor for removing the beard; to cut closely; hence, to be hard and severe in a bargain; to practice extortion; to cheat.
(v. t.) To cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard.
(v. t.) To make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself.
(v. t.) To cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices.
(v. t.) To skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing.
(v. t.) To strip; to plunder; to fleece.
(v. t.) A thin slice; a shaving.
(v. t.) A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.
(v. t.) An exorbitant discount on a note.
(v. t.) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular.
(v. t.) A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.
(v. t.) The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave.

skate

skate
(n.) A metallic runner with a frame shaped to fit the sole of a shoe, -- made to be fastened under the foot, and used for moving rapidly on ice.
(n.) Any one of numerous species of large, flat elasmobranch fishes of the genus Raia, having a long, slender tail, terminated by a small caudal fin. The pectoral fins, which are large and broad and united to the sides of the body and head, give a somewhat rhombic form to these fishes. The skin is more or less spinose.
(v. i.) To move on skates.

slake

slake
(a.) To allay; to quench; to extinguish; as, to slake thirst.
(a.) To mix with water, so that a true chemical combination shall take place; to slack; as, to slake lime.
(v. i.) To go out; to become extinct.
(v. i.) To abate; to become less decided.
(v. i.) To slacken; to become relaxed.
(v. i.) To become mixed with water, so that a true chemical combination takes place; as, the lime slakes.

slate

slate
(v. t.) An argillaceous rock which readily splits into thin plates; argillite; argillaceous schist.
(v. t.) Any rock or stone having a slaty structure.
(v. t.) A prepared piece of such stone.
(v. t.) A thin, flat piece, for roofing or covering houses, etc.
(v. t.) A tablet for writing upon.
(v. t.) An artificial material, resembling slate, and used for the above purposes.
(v. t.) A thin plate of any material; a flake.
(v. t.) A list of candidates, prepared for nomination or for election; a list of candidates, or a programme of action, devised beforehand.
(v. t.) To cover with slate, or with a substance resembling slate; as, to slate a roof; to slate a globe.
(v. t.) To register (as on a slate and subject to revision), for an appointment.
(v. t.) To set a dog upon; to bait; to slat. See 2d Slat, 3.

slave

slave
(n.) See Slav.
(n.) A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose person and services are wholly under the control of another.
(n.) One who has lost the power of resistance; one who surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition.
(n.) A drudge; one who labors like a slave.
(n.) An abject person; a wretch.
(v. i.) To drudge; to toil; to labor as a slave.
(v. t.) To enslave.

snake

snake
(n.) Any species of the order Ophidia; an ophidian; a serpent, whether harmless or venomous. See Ophidia, and Serpent.
(v. i.) To crawl like a snake.
(v. t.) To drag or draw, as a snake from a hole; -- often with out.
(v. t.) To wind round spirally, as a large rope with a smaller, or with cord, the small rope lying in the spaces between the strands of the large one; to worm.

snare

snare
(n.) A contrivance, often consisting of a noose of cord, or the like, by which a bird or other animal may be entangled and caught; a trap; a gin.
(n.) Hence, anything by which one is entangled and brought into trouble.
(n.) The gut or string stretched across the lower head of a drum.
(n.) An instrument, consisting usually of a wireloop or noose, for removing tumors, etc., by avulsion.
(v. t.) To catch with a snare; to insnare; to entangle; hence, to bring into unexpected evil, perplexity, or danger.
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