\ˈsīzd, 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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The brownish-orange, thumbnail-sized butterfly, with a wingspan of only an inch or so, once was fairly common on the North American plains. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's most endangered species nears extinction in Oakland County," 13 July 2018 To achieve this state of maximum orgasm energy, a.k.a orgone, Reich constructed human-sized boxes made of organic and inorganic materials layered on top of one another, intended to rework a person’s cosmic energy., "Kylie Jenner, Crystals & Cults: Inside The Mysterious Orgonite Society," 13 July 2018 Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk began construction of a custom kid-sized minisub. Shibani Mahtani, Washington Post, "‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave," 13 July 2018 The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, an array of more than 5,000 basketball-sized sensors suspended thousands of feet beneath the surface, detected the flash and then reconstructed the neutrino’s path. Eoin O'carroll, The Christian Science Monitor, "Neutrino demonstration heralds a new way of observing the cosmos," 12 July 2018 Just months after winning an Olympic gold medal, Alaska cross-country skier Kikkan Randall found two pea-sized lumps in her breast. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "‘So surreal’: Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall announces breast cancer diagnosis, returns to Anchorage for treatment," 12 July 2018 The artist is known for employing drawing, collage and mixed media works in room-sized installations that explore personal and family histories. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 July 2018 Get our daily newsletter Creator’s burger bot is a trolley-sized unit that has a footprint of two square metres. The Economist, "The rise of the robochef," 12 July 2018 For the last five years the shop has rolled up the sleeves and pant legs of customers on a first come, first serve basis and charged $40 (including tip) per half dollar sized tattoo. Kristen Balderas,, "How Philly tattoo shops are changing the traditional Friday the 13th special," 12 July 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


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: having a specified size

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