Definitions of size

  1. cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing ( a glutinous substance)
  2. the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements ( as of clothing); " he wears a size 13 shoe"
  3. the physical magnitude of something ( how big it is); " a wolf is about the size of a large dog"
  4. a large magnitude; " he blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; " the only city of any size in that area"
  5. ( informal) the actual state of affairs; " that's the size of the situation"; " she hates me, that's about the size of it"
  6. any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; " size gives body to a fabric"
  7. ( used in combination) " the economy- size package"; " average- sized houses"
  8. make to a size; bring to a suitable size
  9. sort according to size
  10. the actual state of affairs; " that's the size of the situation"; " she hates me, that's about the size of it"
  11. ( used in combination) sized; " the economy- size package"; " average- size house"
  12. Six.
  13. A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
  14. Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
  15. To cover with size; to prepare with size.
  16. A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize.
  17. Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock.
  18. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size.
  19. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.
  20. To fix the standard of.
  21. To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
  22. To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
  23. To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
  24. To swell; to increase the bulk of.
  25. To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.
  26. To take greater size; to increase in size.
  27. To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
  28. An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; - corresponding to battel at Oxford.
  29. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, - used for ascertaining the size of pearls.
  30. A kind of thin, weak glue for glazing plaster, etc.; magnitude; extent of surface; as, the size of a piece of land; height; as, the size of a tree; a relative measure showing how large something is, as shoes, gloves, etc.
  31. To prepare or cover with size, or thin glue; arrange in order of height, bulk, volume, or extent.
  32. Extent of volume or surface: magnitude.
  33. To arrange according to size.
  34. To cover with size.
  35. A thin glue.
  36. Bulk; magnitude.
  37. Sizy.
  38. To prepare with size.
  39. Comparative magnitude; bulk; bigness.
  40. To treat with size.
  41. Thin glue for glazing a surface, as of paper. sizing.
  42. Bulk; magnitude; settled quantity or allowance, specially of food and drink, as to sizars at Cambridge.
  43. A kind of weak glue; anything of a gluey nature.
  44. To adjust or arrange according to size; to increase the bulk of; in mining, to separate by a sieve.
  45. To prepare or cover with size.
  46. At Cambridge University to order food or drink from the buttery.
  47. Extent of bulk; magnitude; largeness.
  48. A weak soft glue used by painters; a gluey varnish used by gilders, paper- makers, and artists.
  49. To cover with size, or prepare with it.

Usage examples for size

  1. We searched till nothing the size of a man’ s cap could be hidden. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  2. " Your size and form," he said, " startled and surprised them. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  3. Is that the size they have them in England, now? – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  4. What is the shape, size, and build of the nest? – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  5. The suit was one size too small. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  6. 4. The faults of the book are so exceedingly numerous, that to point them out, would be more toil, than to write an accurate volume of twice the size. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. He was the same size as David. – David and the Phoenix by Edward Ormondroyd
  8. When your husband had come home from sea, and kissed you and the children, and wondered at their size, did you never sit silent and have to think what you should say? – The-Brick-Moon-and-Other-Stories by Hale, Edward Everett
  9. Cold- bloodedly size it up as something to sell. – If You Don't Write Fiction by Charles Phelps Cushing
  10. Are all these of the same shape, and of the same size? – Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann
  11. They are of extraordinary size in Plymouth and Duxbury. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  12. The Hall of Science was at first but half its present size, the platform standing on the right as you entered, with a small gallery on the opposite side. – Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh by George W. Foote
  13. The figures are life- size. – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  14. The size of the enlargement is changed very little by the treatment. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  15. Let's go along over and size 'em up." – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  16. These look about your size. – Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Alice Norton
  17. Mamma, is it possible anybody of Rotha's size shouldn't know what day New Year's is? – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  18. They'd be sure to see the size o' a saxpence. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  19. That is not my size, I fear. – Red Hair by Elinor Glyn