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1size

noun \ˈsīz\

Definition of SIZE

1
dial British :  assize 2a —usually used in plural
2
obsolete :  a fixed portion of food or drink
3
a :  physical magnitude, extent, or bulk :  relative or proportionate dimensions
b :  relative aggregate amount or number
c :  considerable proportions :  bigness
4
:  one of a series of graduated measures especially of manufactured articles (as of clothing) conventionally identified by numbers or letters <a size seven hat>
5
:  character, quality, or status of a person or thing especially with reference to importance, relative merit, or correspondence to needs <try this idea on for size>
6
:  actual state of affairs <that's about the size of it>
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Origin of SIZE

Middle English sise assize, from Anglo-French, short for assise — more at assize
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with SIZE

2size

verb
sizedsiz·ing

Definition of SIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to make a particular size :  bring to proper or suitable size
2
:  to arrange, grade, or classify according to size or bulk
intransitive verb
:  to equal in size or other particular characteristic :  compare —usually used with up and often with to or with

First Known Use of SIZE

1609

3size

adjective \ˈsīz, ˌsīz\

: having a specified size

Full Definition of SIZE

:  sized —usually used in combination

First Known Use of SIZE

1848

4size

noun \ˈsīz\

Definition of SIZE

:  any of various glutinous materials (as preparations of glue, flour, varnish, or resins) used for filling the pores in surfaces (as of paper, textiles, leather, or plaster) or for applying color or metal leaf (as to book edges or covers)

Origin of SIZE

Middle English sise
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Paints and Dyes Terms

bloom, craze, medium, vehicle

5size

transitive verb
sizedsiz·ing

Definition of SIZE

:  to cover, stiffen, or glaze with or as if with size

First Known Use of SIZE

1667

Other Paints and Dyes Terms

bloom, craze, medium, size, vehicle
SIZE[4] Defined for Kids

size

noun \ˈsīz\

Definition of SIZE for Kids

1
:  amount of space occupied by someone or something :  how large or small someone or something is <… the sword … was just the right size and weight for Peter to use. — C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe>
2
:  the number or amount of people or things <The population grows in size.>
3
:  one of a series of measures especially of manufactured articles (as clothing)

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