variants or king-sized
: longer than the regular or standard size
a king-size cigarette
: unusually large
US, of a bed : having dimensions of approximately 76 by 80 inches (about 1.9 by 2.0 meters)
also : of a size that fits a king-size bed
king-size sheets
compare full-size, queen-size, twin-size

Examples of king-size in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other reviewers mentioned that the totes even fit their king-size comforter sets. Chaunie Brusie, Rn, Parents, 12 Feb. 2024 Each of the five bedrooms has a king-size bed covered in a faux-fur throw and pillows, with a single large-format vintage photo commemorating Sheldon’s glory days hanging on the wall. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 3 Feb. 2024 All rooms are outfitted with air conditioning and feature one king-size bed, and the townhouse and deluxe include a concrete soaking tub. Catherine Tansey, Travel + Leisure, 27 Jan. 2024 The twin-size blanket can also accommodate extra long beds, measuring 94 by 66 inches, and the king-size blanket is a large 108 by 92 inches. Andie Kanaras, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2024 The primary suite, off the living area, includes a bedroom with room for a king-size bed; a separate sitting room; a large walk-in closet; two sets of glass doors that open to Juliet balconies; and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Angela Serratore, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2024 The top suite is the Presidential Suite, with a king-size bed, living-dining room, and one-and-a-half baths, coming in at 883 square feet. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 24 Dec. 2023 There’s a gym, a spa, king-size beds, a large heatable indoor pool, two outdoor pools, and terraces with views over the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Ann Abel, Robb Report, 19 Dec. 2023 The overwater accommodations come with a kitchenette, king-size bed, glass floor, and indoor-outdoor shower. Nina Ruggiero, Travel + Leisure, 15 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of king-size was in 1909

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“King-size.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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variants or king-sized
: unusually long or large
: having a size of 76 inches by 80 inches (about 1.9 meters by 2.0 meters)
a king-size bed

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