Definitions for sizesaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sizesaɪz(n.; v.)sized, siz•ing.

  1. (n.)the spatial dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of anything:

    the size of a farm.

  2. considerable or great magnitude:

    size versus quality.

  3. one of a series of graduated measures for articles of manufacture or trade:

    shoe sizes.

  4. extent; amount; range:

    a fortune of great size.

  5. actual condition, circumstance, or state of affairs:

    That's about the size of it.

  6. a number of population or contents:

    What size is the city?

  7. Obs. a fixed portion, as for food.

  8. (v.t.)to separate or sort according to size.

  9. to make of a certain size.

  10. size up, to form an estimate of; judge.

    Category: Verb Phrase

Idioms for size:

  1. of a size,of the same or a similar size.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of size:

1250–1300; ME syse orig., control, regulation, limit < OF sise, aph. var. of assise assize

sizesaɪz(n.; v.)sized, siz•ing.

  1. (n.)any of various gelatinous or glutinous preparations made from glue, starch, etc., used for filling the pores of cloth, paper, or other material.

    Category: Printing

  2. (v.t.)to coat or treat with size.

    Category: Printing

Origin of size:

1400–50; late ME sise, syse (n.), of obscure orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. size(noun)

    the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)

    "a wolf is about the size of a large dog"

  2. size(noun)

    the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

    "he wears a size 13 shoe"

  3. size, sizing(noun)

    any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics

    "size gives body to a fabric"

  4. size, size of it(noun)

    the actual state of affairs

    "that's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it"

  5. size(adj)

    a large magnitude

    "he blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; "the only city of any size in that area"

  6. size(verb)

    (used in combination) sized

    "the economy-size package"; "average-size house"

  7. size(verb)

    cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)

  8. size(verb)

    sort according to size

  9. size(verb)

    make to a size; bring to a suitable size

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. size(noun)ɪz

    how big or small sth is

    Roses can be many different colors and sizes.; the size of the company's workforce

  2. sizeɪz

    one of the standard measurements used in clothes and shoes

    What size do you wear?; Do you have these shoes in a size ten?

  3. sizeɪz

    the fact of being large

    Look at the size of that watermelon!

  4. size(verb)ɪz

    to study a situation or person carefully and form an opinion

    I could see she was sizing me up.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Size(noun)


  2. Size(verb)

    a thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc

  3. Size(verb)

    any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish

  4. Size(verb)

    to cover with size; to prepare with size

  5. Size(noun)

    a settled quantity or allowance. See Assize

  6. Size(noun)

    an allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford

  7. Size(noun)

    extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock

  8. Size(noun)

    figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size

  9. Size(noun)

    a conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale

  10. Size(noun)

    an instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for ascertaining the size of pearls

  11. Size(verb)

    to fix the standard of

  12. Size(verb)

    to adjust or arrange according to size or bulk

  13. Size(verb)

    to take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature

  14. Size(verb)

    to sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts

  15. Size(verb)

    to swell; to increase the bulk of

  16. Size(verb)

    to bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting

  17. Size(verb)

    to take greater size; to increase in size

  18. Size(verb)

    to order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book


  1. size

    size is a command line utility originally written for use with the Unix-like operating systems. It processes one or more ELF files and its output are the dimensions of the text, data and uninitialized sections, and their total. Common use: Here follows some examples on Solaris; options and syntax may vary on different Operating Systems: With -f option name and size of each section are printed out, plus their total: With -F option size and permission flag of each sections are printed out, plus their total:

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'size' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #802

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'size' in Written Corpus Frequency: #787

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'size' in Nouns Frequency: #287

Translations for size

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary



an area the size of a football pitch; The size of the problem alarmed us.

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