animal size

noun
variants: or animal sizing

Definition of animal size

1 : an animal glue or gelatin used for surface-sizing the higher grades of paper
2 : a solution or other preparation of animal size

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of animal size

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about animal size

Time Traveler for animal size

Time Traveler

The first known use of animal size was in 1799

See more words from the same year

Statistics for animal size

Cite this Entry

“Animal size.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/animal%20size. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

Comments on animal size

What made you want to look up animal size? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!