Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: to treat the surface of (paper) with a sizing agent (such as glue or starch) : top-size — compare beater-size, tub-size
You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
Resources for surface-size
Comments on surface-size
What made you want to look up surface-size? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
a typical or ideal example
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Find the Cousins
Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
'Justice' is our 2018 Word of the Year
Our Word of the Year justice, plus 10 more
Words from the week of 12/14/2018
Yeggs, jackrollers, footpads, and more
How we chose 'justice'
And is one way more correct than the others?
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Identify the word pairs with a common ancestor
SCRABBLE® fans, sharpen your skills!