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scalding hot, as liquids, to the point of causing pain or burns. [2 definitions]
scale1 one of the many small, hard, thin plates that cover fish, reptiles, and certain mammals. [6 definitions]
scale2 (often pl.) an apparatus used for weighing.
scale3 a series of successive steps or degrees. [10 definitions]
scale back to reduce the size or extent of something from what it currently is or what it previously had been.
scale insect any of numerous four-winged sucking insects, the females of which cover themselves with a round, waxy scale, under which they live on plants and deposit their eggs.
scalene of a triangle, having sides of unequal lengths.
scalene triangle a triangle that has three sides with different lengths.
scaling ladder a long ladder used to reach to or over the tops of high walls, as by troops besieging a fortress.
scallion an onion with a small bulb; green onion. [2 definitions]
scallop any of various sea mollusks that have rounded, ribbed, bivalve shells and are able to swim rapidly. [6 definitions]
scallywag variant of scalawag.
scalp the skin that covers the part of the human head that is usu. protected by hair. [5 definitions]
scalpel a small, light knife with a thin sharp blade, used. esp. in surgical operations.
scaly covered with scales. [2 definitions]
scaly anteater see pangolin.
scam a dishonest, often elaborate, business scheme that uses deception to obtain money, often employing the telephone or Internet to reach a large number of people. [2 definitions]
scamp a mischievous person, esp. a child; rascal. [2 definitions]
scamper to run quickly or playfully. [2 definitions]
scampi a dish of shrimp or prawns fried or broiled in oil or butter and garlic. [2 definitions]
scan to read or look over quickly; skim. [10 definitions]