ETYM Cf. Italian scalare, from Latin scalae, scala. Related to Scale a ladder.
1. To reach the highest point of; SYN. surmount.
2. To climb up by means of a ladder.
3. To take by attacking with scaling ladders.
4. To measure by or as if by a scale.
5. To measure with or as if with scales.
6. To pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard.
7. To size or measure according to a scale.
8. To remove the scales from; SYN. descale.