: any of various glutinous materials (such 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)
The larger 100-liter size is also on sale for $90 ($60 off).—Scott Gilbertson, WIRED, 24 Nov. 2023 The bra comes in sizes S–XXL, which should fit cup sizes A–D, according to the size chart.—Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Its sale section features some excellent pairs for walking and running, but sizes are selling out fast.—Malia Griggs, SELF, 24 Nov. 2023 The compact size and weight also are perfect for toasting marshmallows.—Brandi Fuller, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Nov. 2023 The cost of those tax credits depends on several factors, including risk and size.—Lauren Hirsch, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2023 But even though this bag is compact, don’t let its size fool you.—Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 23 Nov. 2023 To settle a debate about the size of the Milky Way—which was then thought to be the entire universe—Hubble needed to determine Andromeda’s distance from us.—WIRED, 12 Nov. 2023 Such roadside bunkers, about the size of walk-in closets, began appearing in areas near the Gaza border after Hamas and other armed groups started firing rockets into Israel over 20 years ago.—Isabel Kershner Amit Elkayam, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2023
The bra comes in sizes S–XXL, which should fit cup sizes A–D, according to the size chart.—Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 However, sizing is a bit more limited here with just XS through XL.—Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 20 Nov. 2023 Since many couples want to share their weddings on social media, a videographer can also provide specific additional edits that are properly sized down for different platforms, as well as the full-length film.—Shelby Wax, Vogue, 17 Nov. 2023 What to Consider This style runs slightly large, so consider sizing down for a more flattering boyfriend-style fit.—Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 The new House speaker, Mike Johnson, has touted some extremely controversial opinions as a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus—but few as unsavory as his apparent hatred for a woman’s right to choose, sizing a woman’s worth up as her ability to create more workers for American businesses.—Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling, The New Republic, 26 Oct. 2023 This Topshop version is made with non-stretch, true-to-size denim, so make sure to look at the sizing chart to get the right fit.—Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 2 Nov. 2023 This is another boot with sizing to fit most people.—Bob Beacham, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 The skort fit accurately based on sizing expectations and given the in-seam length had more of a mini skirt look.—Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023
While the largest banks remain well capitalized and safe, and the size diversity of the country’s banking system should be preserved, more may need to be done in overseeing mid-size banks and the nonbank sector.—Catarina Saraiva, Fortune, 29 June 2023 Mobile made the list for mid-size metros, landing at number 12 behind Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida.—Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 7 Apr. 2023 This new model will compete with vehicles such as the BMW X6 and Mercedes GLE Coupe and will be positioned as a sportier alternative to the existing GV80 mid-size luxury SUV.—Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 6 Apr. 2023 At Harris Reed's debut for Nina Ricci, Precious Lee opened the show — which also featured three more plus- and mid-size models.—Leah Dolan, CNN, 6 Apr. 2023 Chevy's staple mid-size SUV, the Equinox, saw sales decline 5.6% to 52,902.—Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 3 Apr. 2023 The executive didn’t reveal too much about the company’s latest EV but said it will be based on the mid-size SUV’s fourth generation and not the third, which is scheduled to debut in a matter of weeks.—Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 13 Mar. 2023 This classic cooler is a perfect mid-size option for tailgate parties and family get-togethers.—Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 10 Mar. 2023 Megaships have capacities of around 2,000 to 6,000 passengers; mid-size ships carry about 1,000-2,500; small ships can hold around 1,200 or less.—Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2023 See More
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Middle English sise assize, from Anglo-French, short for assise — more at assize
: a gluey material (as a preparation of glue, flour, or varnish) used for filling the pores in a surface (as of plaster), as a stiffener (as of fabric), or as an adhesive
5 of 5verb
: to apply size to
Middle English sise "a law, a law controlling weights and measures used in the marketplace, a fixed portion of food and drink," from early French sise (same meaning), from earlier assise "a lawmaking session, legal action," from asseoir "to seat," derived from Latin assidere "to sit beside, assist (a judge)," from ad- "toward, near" and sedēre "to sit"
Middle English sise "something gluey used as a filler, stiffener, or adhesive"