Definitions for sizesaɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sizesaɪz(n.; v.)sized, siz•ing.
(n.)the spatial dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of anything:
the size of a farm.
considerable or great magnitude:
size versus quality.
one of a series of graduated measures for articles of manufacture or trade:
extent; amount; range:
a fortune of great size.
actual condition, circumstance, or state of affairs:
That's about the size of it.
a number of population or contents:
What size is the city?
Obs. a fixed portion, as for food.
(v.t.)to separate or sort according to size.
to make of a certain size.
size up, to form an estimate of; judge.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for size:
of a size,of the same or a similar size.
Origin of size:
1250–1300; ME syse orig., control, regulation, limit < OF sise, aph. var. of assise assize
sizesaɪz(n.; v.)sized, siz•ing.
(n.)any of various gelatinous or glutinous preparations made from glue, starch, etc., used for filling the pores of cloth, paper, or other material.
(v.t.)to coat or treat with size.
Origin of size:
1400–50; late ME sise, syse (n.), of obscure orig.
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
how big or small sth is
Roses can be many different colors and sizes.; the size of the company's workforce
one of the standard measurements used in clothes and shoes
What size do you wear?; Do you have these shoes in a size ten?
the fact of being large
Look at the size of that watermelon!
to study a situation or person carefully and form an opinion
I could see she was sizing me up.
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
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
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
Translations for size
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an area the size of a football pitch; The size of the problem alarmed us.
- حَجْم، مَساحَهArabic
- tamanhoPortuguese (BR)
- die GrößeGerman
- tamaño, magnitudSpanish
- suurus, mõõtmedEstonian
- taille, dimension(s)French
- veličina, obujamCroatian
- nagyság, méretHungarian
- dydis, mastasLithuanian
- lielums; apjomsLatvian
- اندازه، ميچ، ګچه: جسامت، جوسه، لويوالى:Pashto
- talie; măsurăRomanian
- büyüklük, hacimTurkish
- 大小Chinese (Trad.)
- об'єм, обсягUkrainian
- quy mô, kích cỡVietnamese
- 大小Chinese (Simp.)
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