What does size mean?

Definitions for sizesaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word size.

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

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

  19. Origin: [See Sice, and Sise.]


  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:

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Size

    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.).]

  2. Size

    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.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of size in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of size in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vince Macaluso:

    Just like I have size 12 feet.

  2. Chris Glantz:

    There is no one size fits all here.

  3. Scott Kelly:

    Gravity pushes you back down to size.

  4. Hariolf Kottman:

    Size matters in chemicals, that's true.

  5. J. R .R. Tolkien:

    I am in fact a Hobbit, in all but size.

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