# scale-v; 5 Senses

### Sense Number 1: measure or quantify something

Commentary: NP[object] SCALE [-transitive] PP[+quantity] NP[+agent] SCALE[+transitive] NP[+object]

Examples:
Your luggage scales over fifty pounds, sir.
He placed the white powder in the dish to scale it.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 7

### Sense Number 2: climb up something

Commentary: NP[+agent] SCALE[+motion] NP[+locative]

Examples:
The enemy is scaling the outer walls of the castle!
They had to turn back before they could scale the top of the mountain.
The cat scaled a tree but was too scared to come back down.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: scale.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4, 5

### Sense Number 3: create a different-sized model of something

Commentary: NP[+agent] SCALE[+change] NP[+source] (NP[+target]) NP[+topic] SCALE[-transitive][+increase] ADVP includes VPC scale_down includes VPC scale_up

Examples:
These blueprints are scaled wrong.
I don't think this algorithm scales well.
John scaled down the picture to half its original size.
Are we ready to scale up production of the new chip design?

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: scale.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 8
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
scale_down 1
scale_up 1

### Sense Number 4: remove skin from a fish

Commentary: NP[+agent] SCALE[+transitive] NP2[+patient]

Examples:
Scale the fish before you cut off the heads.
We have been scaling these fish with a sharp knife.

Mappings:
VerbNet: pit-10.7
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: scale.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

### Sense Number 5: make smaller, reduce in size

Commentary: NP[+agent] SCALE_DOWN[+decrease] NP[+patient] NP[+agent] SCALE_BACK[+decrease] NP[+patient] Includes VPC scale_down, scale_back

Examples:
They are scaling down their overseas investments.
The senator's January proposal is being drastically scaled back.
Under new management, Camera Bar has scaled back and is now only open for private function.

Mappings:
VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: scale.02
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
scale_down 2