What does the word scale mean?

Usage examples for scale

  1. Nature certainly does things on a big scale here. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  2. On our scale you are a Gunther First.... – The Galaxy Primes by Edward Elmer Smith
  3. The position in which I now find myself demands something upon a larger scale. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim