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

Definition of sized

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

Examples of sized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After clearing testing protocols, players will be sized up by Portland State’s athletic trainers to gauge their physical fitness and well-being. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "College football season over? For Portland State Vikings, it’s just getting started," 14 Jan. 2021 This versatile piece is sized to be big enough to cook for two (with some leftovers) and will get you through the rest of winter’s braising, baking and roasting. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Save on tons of top brands at Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale," 30 Dec. 2020 The homes appeal to both young and old because they are moderately sized and modern, with open floor plans and energy-efficient design features. Kerry Thomson, WSJ, "Want to Move to the Countryside?," 25 Dec. 2020 Baby leggings for boys are generally sized according to age: 0 to 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months. Ana Sanchez,, "The best baby legging for boys," 19 Dec. 2020 The best food processors should be durable, sized appropriately, easy to use, and powerful enough to handle your home kitchen prep work. Eric Alt, Popular Science, "Best food processor: Chop your way to easy meal prep," 13 Dec. 2020 Brooklinen's Weighted Comforter is one of the few options that's sized based on your mattress, and not based on your body weight. Nykia Spradley, Allure, "These Weighted Blankets Make Great Gifts — and They're on Sale For Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 There’s once again a new iPhone sized to slip into skinny jeans. Washington Post, "It’s okay if you weren’t paying attention to gadgets in 2020. Here are the best ones you missed.," 30 Nov. 2020 While a much larger version would be required to make liquid-oxygen fuel for a rocket, MOXIE is sized to produce about the amount of oxygen an active person needs to breathe. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Mars’ underground brine could be a good source of oxygen," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of sized

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sized was in 1582

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20 Jan 2021

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“Sized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sized

: having a specified size


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

Kids Definition of sized

: having a specified size

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