the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
"a wolf is about the size of a large dog"
the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
"he wears a size 13 shoe"
any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics
"size gives body to a fabric"
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"
a large magnitude
"he blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; "the only city of any size in that area"
(used in combination) sized
"the economy-size package"; "average-size house"
cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
sort according to size
make to a size; bring to a suitable size
a thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc
any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish
to cover with size; to prepare with size
a settled quantity or allowance. See Assize
an allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford
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
figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size
a conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale
an instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for ascertaining the size of pearls
to fix the standard of
to adjust or arrange according to size or bulk
to take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature
to sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts
to swell; to increase the bulk of
to bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting
to take greater size; to increase in size
to order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book
Origin: [See Sice, and Sise.]
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:
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sīz, n. extent of volume or surface: magnitude: an allotted portion: (pl.) allowances (Shak.).—v.t. to arrange according to size: at Cambridge, to buy rations at a certain fixed rate: to measure.—v.i. to increase in size.—adjs. Sī′zable, Size′able, of suitable size: of considerable size or bulk; Sized, having a particular size.—ns. Sī′zer, one who, or that which, sizes or measures, a kind of gauge; Sī′zing, act of sorting articles according to size, esp. crushed or stamped ores in mining: an order for extra food from a college buttery.—Size up, to measure, consider carefully. [Contr. of assize (q.v.).]
sīz, Sizing, sī′zing, n. a kind of weak glue, used as varnish: any gluey substance.—v.t. to cover with size.—adj. Sized, having size in its composition.—n. Sī′ziness.—adj. Sī′zy, size-like: glutinous.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'size' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #802
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'size' in Written Corpus Frequency: #787
Rank popularity for the word 'size' in Nouns Frequency: #287
The numerical value of size in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of size in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, what counts is the size of the fight in the dog.
Right now, this size bag qualifies as a carry-on. It's the size you've seen millions of people rolling around at airports and train stations when you travel, if the policy is adopted, this piece of luggage will no longer qualify as carry-on luggage.
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Translations for size
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- حجم, مقاسArabic
- паме́р, велічыня́Belarusian
- velikost, rozměrCzech
- Kleidergröße, Größe, KonfektionsgrößeGerman
- medir, formar, talla, cola, sellar, ordenar, encolar, tamaño, selladorSpanish
- arvioida, koko, rupi, pohjuste, suuruus, liisteri, luokitella, pohjamaalata, lajitella, sovittaa, pohjustaaFinnish
- meudachd, tomhasScottish Gaelic
- csiriz, méret, enyv, ragasztó, csirizel, tapétaragasztó, enyvezHungarian
- չափս, չափ, մեծությունArmenian
- 規模, 血糊, 大きさ, どうさ, 大きさ順に並べる, 合わせる, どうさをひく, 寸法, 糊, 大きさ順に選別する, サイズJapanese
- 크기, 사이즈Korean
- størrelseNorwegian Nynorsk
- wielkość, rozmiarPolish
- объём, размер, величинаRussian
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