siz·​able | \ˈsī-zə-bəl \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable 

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ ˈsī-​zə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.

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Lisbon, Portugal, for example, is now home to sizable and visible Brazilian, Cape Verdean, and Angolan populations. Jesse J. Holland And Russell Contreras, Fox News, "Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire," 15 July 2018 Some of them not so much, but yeah, to still maintain a sizable or at least a good amount of points from Iowa is good. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Scott Dixon climbs back atop IndyCar mountain as Hondas dominate Day 1 in Toronto," 13 July 2018 There are roughly 170 American diplomats or employees in Guangzhou, as well as their family members, and a senior U.S. official said a sizable number had undergone or would soon undergo testing by the State Department doctors who arrived on May 31. Author: Steven Lee Myers, Jane Perlez, Anchorage Daily News, "Medical mystery grows as ailment afflicting U.S. envoys is now seen in China," 6 June 2018 Indeed, for a sizable contingent of Americans, the pickup truck has emerged as a means of establishing their ties to a distinctly blue-collar identity in the course of flaunting their bourgeois prosperity. James C. Cobb, Smithsonian, "The Pickup Truck’s Transformation From Humble Workhorse to Fancy Toy," 3 July 2018 Your information will be used as described in our Privacy Policy NEW YORK — Justin Verlander exited the field and doffed his cap to a sizable contingent of Astros fans audible among the boos echoing from a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros, Verlander beat Yankees as bullpen holds on," 28 May 2018 That was only one in a series of plays with which the Bobcats wore down Miami’s will and won 86-72 at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday, as thousands of UConn fans stayed to cheer them on, joining the sizable contingent from Hamden. Dom Amore,, "Quinnipiac Defeats Miami, 86-72; Bobcats Earn Date With UConn On Monday," 17 Mar. 2018 And there will be a sizable contingent of Mexican-Americans, whose American roots go back generations and who have never lived in Mexico. Roy Bragg, San Antonio Express-News, "Downtown SA once again becomes Ground Zero for Mexican soccer," 30 Jan. 2018 Ash was durable, light and had a sizable sweet spot. Frank Fitzpatrick,, "Ashes of an industry: A Pennsylvania tradition is dying, one baseball bat at a time," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


variants: or sizeable \ ˈsī-​zə-​bəl \

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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