Definitions of size

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