Platform scale
Scale Scale (sk[=a]l), n. [AS. sc[=a]le; perhaps influenced by the kindred Icel. sk[=a]l balance, dish, akin also to D. schaal a scale, bowl, shell, G. schale, OHG. sc[=a]la, Dan. skaal drinking cup, bowl, dish, and perh. to E. scale of a fish. Cf. {Scale} of a fish, {Skull} the brain case.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Long time in even scale The battle hung. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The scales are turned; her kindness weighs no more Now than my vows. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. (Astron.) The sign or constellation Libra. [1913 Webster]

{Platform scale}. See under {Platform}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Platform scale — Platform Plat form , n. [Plat, a. + form: cf. F. plateforme.] 1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] lf the platform just… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • platform scale — ☆ platform scale n. [also pl.] a weighing machine with a platform for holding whatever is to be weighed …   English World dictionary

  • platform scale — noun or platform balance : a weighing machine with a flat platform on which objects are weighed * * * a scale with a platform for holding the items to be weighed. Also called platform balance. * * * platform scale, a flat scale or a platform for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • platform scale — a scale with a platform for holding the items to be weighed. Also called platform balance. * * * …   Universalium

  • platform scale — noun see platform balance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Scale — (sk[=a]l), n. [AS. sc[=a]le; perhaps influenced by the kindred Icel. sk[=a]l balance, dish, akin also to D. schaal a scale, bowl, shell, G. schale, OHG. sc[=a]la, Dan. skaal drinking cup, bowl, dish, and perh. to E. scale of a fish. Cf. {Scale}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platform — Plat form , n. [Plat, a. + form: cf. F. plateforme.] 1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] lf the platform just reflects the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platform car — Platform Plat form , n. [Plat, a. + form: cf. F. plateforme.] 1. A plat; a plan; a sketch; a model; a pattern. Used also figuratively. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. A place laid out after a model. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] lf the platform just… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scale — Synonyms and related words: Danish balance, Indian file, Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, Roman balance, Weightometer, accommodation ladder, adjust, aeronautical chart, alloy balance, amount, amplitude,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • platform balance — noun Date: 1811 a balance having a platform on which objects are weighed called also platform scale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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