Definition of Size in English :

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Size meaning in English

Meaning of Size in English

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1. size

the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)

Example Sentences:
'a wolf is about the size of a large dog'

2. size

the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

Example Sentences:
'he wears a size 13 shoe'

3. size, sizing

any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics

Example Sentences:
'size gives body to a fabric'

4. size, size of it

the actual state of affairs

Example Sentences:
'that's the size of the situation'
'she hates me, that's about the size of it'

5. size

a large magnitude

Example Sentences:
'he blanched when he saw the size of the bill'
'the only city of any size in that area'


6. size

cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)

7. size

sort according to size

8. size

make to a size; bring to a suitable size


9. size

(used in combination) sized

Example Sentences:
'the economy-size package'
'average-size house'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of size
the dimensions, proportions, amount, or extent of something
large or great dimensions, etc
one of a series of graduated measurements, as of clothing
she takes size 4 shoes
4. informal
state of affairs as summarized
he's bankrupt, that's the size of it
verb (transitive)
to sort according to size
to make or cut to a particular size or sizes
1. Also called: sizing
a thin gelatinous mixture, made from glue, clay, or wax, that is used as a sealer or filler on paper, cloth, or plaster surfaces
2. (transitive)
to treat or coat (a surface) with size

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see synonyms of size
that quality of a thing which determines how much space it occupies; dimensions or magnitude of a thing
any of a series of graded classifications of measure into which merchandise is divided
jumbo-size peanuts, size nine shoes
extent, magnitude, amount, etc.
an undertaking of great size
relatively large amount, dimensions, etc.
character of a person with regard to ability to meet requirements
5.  Informal
actual condition; true state of affairs
that's the size of it
6.  Obsolete
standard ration or allowance, as of food
verb transitiveWord forms: sized or ˈsizing
to make of a certain size
to arrange or grade according to size
any thin, pasty or gluey substance used as a glaze or filler on porous materials, as on plaster, paper, or cloth
verb transitiveWord forms: sized or ˈsizing
to apply size to; fill, stiffen, or glaze with size

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see synonyms of size
1. The physical dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of an object.
2. Any of a series of graduated categories of dimension whereby manufactured articles, such as shoes and clothing, are classified.
a. Considerable extent, amount, or dimensions: a debt of enormous size.
b. Relative amount or number, as of population or contents: What size is Cleveland?
4. Character, value, or status with reference to relative importance or the capacity to meet given requirements: Try this proposal on for size.
5. The actual state of affairs: That's about the size of the situation.
tr.v. sized, siz·ing, siz·es
1. To arrange, classify, or distribute according to size.
2. To make, cut, or shape to a required size.
Sized. Often used in combination: bite-size appetizers; an economy-size package.
Any of several gelatinous or glutinous substances usually made from glue, wax, or clay and used as a glaze or filler for porous materials such as paper, cloth, or wall surfaces.
tr.v. sized, siz·ing, siz·es
To treat or coat with size or a similar substance.

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