\ ˈsīzd How to pronounce sized (audio) , ˌsīzd\

Definition of sized

1 : having a specified size or bulk usually used in combination a small-sized house
2 : arranged or adjusted according to size

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Wrap each beet individually with foil and roast at 425 degrees until fork-tender, about 30 minutes for a medium-sized beet or 45 minutes to an hour for a large beet. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Yes, It Is Possible to Prep and Cook Beets Without Making a Huge Mess—Here's How," 27 Feb. 2019 My husband, Patrick, and I got married in 2010, in a medium-sized ceremony in St. Simons Island, Georgia. Claire Gibson, Marie Claire, "My Long, Messy, Beautifully Complicated Path to Adopting My Son," 1 Oct. 2018 The nine-day event is at the Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center, which has an Olympic-sized pool. Charlie Hatch,, "2018 U.S. Junior Olympic Synchronized Swimming Championship starts Saturday in Oxford," 21 June 2018 The Oceanside Planning Commission approved a basic design in 2016 for an Olympic-sized competition pool, an instructional pool, a children’s water-play area and other facilities. Phil Diehl,, "Residents lobby for Oceanside's long-awaited aquatics center," 9 June 2018 In addition to the sleeping quarters and soccer field, the facility has an Olympic-sized pool, two Jacuzzis, three saunas and a game room, among other amenities. Dan Gartland,, "Argentina Brings Three Tons of Food to Russia for World Cup," 8 June 2018 Sensebe said the full per-second capacity of the drainage system's pumps is 50,000 cubic feet, which would fill more than half of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Beau Evans,, "Sewerage & Water Board prepped for hurricane season with meteorologist, real-time monitoring," 4 June 2018 As a result, there are ocean-sized pools of diverse, untapped talent — women, minorities, and LGBT executives — who have the skills to lead but lack the cozy relationships required to get their shot. Helen Torley, STAT, "Diversity in the biopharma industry makes dollars and sense," 23 May 2018 But the best feature is the historic, junior Olympic-sized pool, the biggest in the city., "Secret Chicago: 40 of the city's best-kept mystery spots," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of sized

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of sized

: having a specified size


\ ˈsīzd How to pronounce sized (audio) , ˌsīzd\

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: having a specified size

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