\ 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 The interior of the houses were medium-sized, as there were small enough to be efficient, but large enough to accommodate a family and activities. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "How Henry Ford helped create historic Dearborn neighborhood that's still popular today," 27 Nov. 2019 These fish may be only a millimeter or two in length; to them, a piece of plastic of less than 1mm long is prey-sized and can look a lot like prey, too—especially the blueish threads of polyester and nylon microfibers. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Major fish nurseries are awash in microplastics," 14 Nov. 2019 In this future, fleets of variously-sized driverless pods now provide around three-quarters of those journeys that still need to be taken across the low-density, high-tech city. Marcus Enoch, Quartz, "What public transport might look like in 2045," 14 Nov. 2019 Come Thanksgiving, his mother usually made four, and his wife would look at the pies, each a foot in diameter, and ask why four modestly sized people—his mother had remarried—needed four large pies. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, "The Trip," 12 Nov. 2019 Throw a few dozen photons its way, a few dozen quantum-sized packets of light, and the eye can readily track them. Natalie Angier, New York Times, "Ultra-Black Is the New Black," 11 Nov. 2019 The few unicorns the country has birthed are baby-sized. Shuli Ren | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "How Can the Land of K-Pop Fail to Innovate?," 6 Nov. 2019 New Scientist reports that the design, which is micro-sized at less than one millimeter in diameter, uses materials that expand and contract with heat in order to bend toward the sun’s warm light. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Fake Sunflowers Could Harvest Solar Energy," 5 Nov. 2019 Learning Resources Spike the Hedgehog ($13.49; The vivid quills on this quirky fellow are sized and shaped to be perfect for toddler hands to grasp. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "20 gifts kids will want from the 2019 Amazon Toy List," 1 Nov. 2019

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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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2 Dec 2019

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“Sized.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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How to pronounce sized (audio)

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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