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size 1

 (sīz)
n.
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.
3.
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.
adj.
Sized. Often used in combination: bite-size appetizers; an economy-size package.
Phrasal Verb:
size up
To make an estimate, opinion, or judgment of: She sized up her opponent.

[Middle English sise, from Old French, court session, law, short for assise; see assize.]

siz′er n.

size 2

 (sīz)
n.
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.

[Middle English sise, probably from Old French, a setting; see size1.]

size

(saɪz)
n
1. the dimensions, proportions, amount, or extent of something
2. large or great dimensions, etc
3. 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.
vb
5. to sort according to size
6. (tr) to make or cut to a particular size or sizes
[C13: from Old French sise, shortened from assise assize]
ˈsizer n
Usage: The use of -size and -sized after large or small is redundant, except when describing something which is made in specific sizes: a large (not large-size) organization. Similarly, in size is redundant in the expressions large in size and small in size

size

(saɪz)
n
(Building) 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
vb
(Building) (tr) to treat or coat (a surface) with size
[C15: perhaps from Old French sise; see size1]
ˈsizy adj

size1

(saɪz)

n., v. sized, siz•ing. n.
1. the spatial dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of anything: the size of a farm.
2. considerable or great magnitude: size versus quality.
3. one of a series of graduated measures for articles of manufacture or trade: shoe sizes.
4. extent; amount; range: a fortune of great size.
5. actual condition, circumstance, or state of affairs: That's about the size of it.
6. a number of population or contents: What size is the city?
7. Obs. a fixed portion, as for food.
v.t.
8. to separate or sort according to size.
9. to make of a certain size.
10. size up, to form an estimate of; judge.
Idioms:
of a size, of the same or a similar size.
[1250–1300; Middle English syse orig., control, regulation, limit < Old French sise, aph. variant of assise assize]

size2

(saɪz)

n., v. sized, siz•ing. n.
1. any of various gelatinous or glutinous preparations made from glue, starch, etc., used for filling the pores of cloth, paper, or other material.
v.t.
2. to coat or treat with size.
[1400–50; late Middle English sise, syse (n.), of obscure orig.]

Size

See also grandeur.

Medicine. a disease resulting from abnormal activity of the pituitary gland in which bones of the extremities are enlarged. — acromegalic, adj.
a person of enormous size, as from Brobdingnag in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Cf. Lilliputian.
the process of decreasing in size. — decrescent, adj.
Medicine. the condition of being dwarfed or a dwarf. Also called nanism.
smallness of size. — exiguous, adj.
Medicine. the condition of abnormally great development in size or stature of the whole body or any of its parts, most often caused by a pituitary disorder. Cf. nanism.
the study of giants.
abnormal development, especially increased size, in plants or animals, usually as a result of crossbreeding.
1. a small man or midget.
2. formerly, the microcosmic human form believed to be present in spermatozoon.
excessive growth of tissue or of an organ, independent of and out of proportion to the rest of the body. Cf. hypoplasia. See also plants. — hypertrophic, hypertrophical, adj. — hypertrophous, adj.
a condition in which tissue or an organ of the body fails to grow to normal size. Cf. hypertrophy. — hypoplastic, adj.
the process of increasing in size, or waxing, as the moon. — increscent, adj.
the quality of being immoderate, disordered, or without restraint or proportion. — inordinate, adj.
a diminutive person, about the height of an ink bottle, as from Lilliput in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. Cf. Brobdingnagian.
a mania for becoming larger.
the condition of having an abnormally large body. — macrosomatous, adj.
1. a dwarf, pygmy, or man of small stature.
2. a model of the human body, as used for teaching purposes in art, anatomy, etc. Also spelled mannequin.
the study, examination, or description of things that are so small they must be viewed through a microscope. — micrograph, n. — micrographic, adj.
a mania for becoming smaller.
the state of having large and grand characteristics. — monumentallty, n.
Medicine. the condition of dwarfishness. Cf. gigantism.
1. the condition of being a pygmy.
2. the behavior attributed to or characteristic of pygmies.

Size

 a quantity or an amount of bread, 1785.

size


Past participle: sized
Gerund: sizing

Imperative
size
size
Present
I size
you size
he/she/it sizes
we size
you size
they size
Preterite
I sized
you sized
he/she/it sized
we sized
you sized
they sized
Present Continuous
I am sizing
you are sizing
he/she/it is sizing
we are sizing
you are sizing
they are sizing
Present Perfect
I have sized
you have sized
he/she/it has sized
we have sized
you have sized
they have sized
Past Continuous
I was sizing
you were sizing
he/she/it was sizing
we were sizing
you were sizing
they were sizing
Past Perfect
I had sized
you had sized
he/she/it had sized
we had sized
you had sized
they had sized
Future
I will size
you will size
he/she/it will size
we will size
you will size
they will size
Future Perfect
I will have sized
you will have sized
he/she/it will have sized
we will have sized
you will have sized
they will have sized
Future Continuous
I will be sizing
you will be sizing
he/she/it will be sizing
we will be sizing
you will be sizing
they will be sizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sizing
you have been sizing
he/she/it has been sizing
we have been sizing
you have been sizing
they have been sizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sizing
you will have been sizing
he/she/it will have been sizing
we will have been sizing
you will have been sizing
they will have been sizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sizing
you had been sizing
he/she/it had been sizing
we had been sizing
you had been sizing
they had been sizing
Conditional
I would size
you would size
he/she/it would size
we would size
you would size
they would size
Past Conditional
I would have sized
you would have sized
he/she/it would have sized
we would have sized
you would have sized
they would have sized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.size - the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)size - the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog"
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
circumference, perimeter - the size of something as given by the distance around it
bigness, largeness - the property of having a relatively great size
littleness, smallness - the property of having a relatively small size
distance, length - size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
2.size - the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe"
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
extra large - a garment size for a very large person
large - a garment size for a large person
number - a clothing measurement; "a number 13 shoe"
8vo, eightvo, octavo - the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves
outsize - an unusual garment size (especially one that is very large)
petite - a garment size for short or slender women
4to, quarto - the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves
regular - a garment size for persons of average height and weight
small - a garment size for a small person
stout - a garment size for a large or heavy person
tall - a garment size for a tall person
3.size - any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabricssize - any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; "size gives body to a fabric"
filler - used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
4.size - the actual state of affairs; "that's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
5.size - a large magnitude; "he blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; "the only city of any size in that area"
magnitude - the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small); "they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"; "about the magnitude of a small pea"
Verb1.size - cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
coat, surface - put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate"
2.size - sort according to size
class, classify, sort out, assort, sort, separate - arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"
3.size - make to a size; bring to a suitable size
change magnitude - change in size or magnitude
scale - size or measure according to a scale; "This model must be scaled down"
resize - change the size of; make the size more appropriate
scrutinise, scrutinize, size up, take stock - to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail; "he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror"
Adj.1.size - (used in combination) sized; "the economy-size package"; "average-size house"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
sized - having a specified size

size

cut someone down to size weaken, crush, disable, silence, suppress, sabotage, impair, repress, sap, quash, debilitate, quell, stamp out, subvert, disempower The once powerful unions have been cut down to size.
size something or someone up (Informal) assess, evaluate, appraise, take stock of, eye up, get the measure of, get (something) taped (Brit. informal) He spent the evening sizing me up intellectually.

size

noun
1. The amount of space occupied by something:
dimension, extent, magnitude, measure, proportion (often used in plural).
2. The quality or state of being large in amount, extent, or importance:
3. Great extent, amount, or dimension:
amplitude, bulk, magnitude, mass, volume (often used in plural).
phrasal verb
size up
To make a judgment as to the worth or value of:
Translations
حَجْمحَجْم، مَساحَهحَجْم، مِقْياس
velikostrozměr
størrelse
kokolajitellaliisteriluokitellapohjamaalata
veličina
méret
stærîstærî, númer
サイズどうさどうさをひく合わせる大きさ
크기
didokasnemenkas
apjomsizmērslielums
številkavelikost
storlek
ขนาด
kích cỡ

size

1 [saɪz]
A. N [of object, place] → tamaño m; [of person] → talla f, estatura f; [of garments] → talla f, medida f; [of shoes, gloves] → número m; (= scope) [of problem] → magnitud f, envergadura f
plates of various sizesplatos de varios tamaños
it's the size of a brickes del tamaño de un ladrillo
the skirt is two sizes too bigla falda es dos tallas grande
a hall of immense sizeuna sala de vastas dimensiones
try this (on) for sizeprueba esto a ver si te conviene
they're all of a sizetienen todos el mismo tamaño
it's quite a sizees bastante grande
I take size nine (shoes) → uso or tengo el número nueve
I take size 14 (blouse etc) → uso or tengo la talla 14
to cut sth to sizecortar algo al tamaño que se necesita
what size is the room?¿de qué tamaño or (LAm) qué tan grande es el cuarto?
what size are you?¿qué talla usas or tienes?, ¿de qué talla eres?
what size shoes do you take?¿qué número (de zapato) calzas or gastas?
what size shirt do you take?¿qué talla de camisa tiene or es la de usted?
he's about your sizetiene más o menos tu talla
that's about the size of iteso es lo que puedo decirle acerca del asunto, es más o menos eso
to cut sb down to sizebajar los humos a algn
B. VTclasificar según el tamaño
size up VT + ADV [+ problem, situation] → evaluar, apreciar; [+ person] they looked at each other, sizing each other upse miraban el uno al otro, intentando formarse or hacerse un juicio; (for a fight) → se miraban el uno al otro, tratando de medir sus fuerzas
I've got her all sized upla tengo calada
I can't quite size him upno consigo hacerme una idea clara de cómo es

size

2 [saɪz]
A. N (for plaster, paper) → cola f; (for cloth) → apresto m
B. VT [+ plaster, paper] → encolar; [+ cloth] → aprestar

size

[ˈsaɪz] n
(= dimensions) [person, head, building, room, country, town] → taille f; [estate, area] → étendue f; [table, bed, picture, book, object, paper, packet, ball] → taille f; [company, business] → taille f
The company doubled its size in nine years → La compagnie a doublé de taille en neuf ans.
it's the size of ... → c'est de la taille de ...
the small size [product] → le petit modèle
the large size [product] → le grand modèle
cut to size [carpet] → découpé(e) à la mesure
to cut sb down to size → remettre qn à sa place
(= large amount or extent) [problem] → ampleur f; [bill, debts, deficit] → ampleur f
[clothing] → taille; [shoes] → pointure f
what size do you take? (in clothes)quelle taille faites-vous?; (in shoes)quelle pointure faites-vous?
a jacket three sizes too big → une veste trois tailles trop grandes
I'm a size ten (UK dress size)je fais du trente-huit
I take size six (UK shoe size)je fais du trente-neuf
to try sth on for size → essayer qch
(= glue) → colle f
size up
vt sepjauger
to size each other up → se jauger

size

1
n (all senses) → Größe f; (of problem, operation also)Ausmaß nt; collar/hip/waist sizeKragen-/Hüft-/Taillenweite f; shoe/dress sizeSchuh-/Kleidergröße f; bra sizeBH-Größe f; it’s the size of a brickes ist so groß wie ein Ziegelstein; he’s about your sizeer ist ungefähr so groß wie du; what size is it?wie groß ist es?; (clothes, shoes, gloves etc) → welche Größe ist es?; it’s quite a sizees ist ziemlich groß; it’s two sizes too biges ist zwei Nummern zu groß; to cut something to sizeetw auf die richtige Größe zurechtschneiden; do you want to try it for size?möchten Sie es anprobieren, ob es Ihnen passt?; try this one for size (fig inf)wie wärs denn damit?; that’s about the size of it (inf)ja, so ungefähr kann man es sagen
vtgrößenmäßig ordnen

size

2
n(Grundier)leim m
vtgrundieren

size

1 [saɪz] n (gen) → dimensioni fpl (fig) (of problem, operation) → proporzioni fpl; (of garments) → taglia, misura; (of shoes) → numero, misura; (of hat) → misura
I take size 5 shoes → porto il 38 di scarpe
I take size 14 in a dress → porto la 44 di vestiti
what size (of) collar? → che misura di collo?
what size are you?, what size do you take? → che taglia porti?
he's about your size → sarà più o meno come te
it's the size of a brick/nut → sarà grande come un mattone/una noce
I'd like the small/large size (of soap powder) → vorrei la confezione piccola/grande (of clothes) → vorrei la misura piccola/grande
to try sth for size → misurare qc per vedere se è della taglia giusta
to cut sth to size → tagliare qc nella misura desiderata or voluta
to cut sb down to size (fig) (fam) → ridimensionare qn
that's about the size of it (fig) → le cose stanno più o meno così
size up vt + adv (person, problem) → valutare, farsi un'idea di

size

2 [saɪz]
1. n (for walls) → colla; (for fabric) → appretto
2. vt (wall) → dare una mano di colla a; (fabric) → apprettare

size

(saiz) noun
1. largeness. an area the size of a football pitch; The size of the problem alarmed us.
2. one of a number of classes in which shoes, dresses etc are grouped according to measurements. I take size 5 in shoes.
ˈsizeable adjective
fairly large. His income is quite sizeable, now that he has been promoted.
size up
to form an opinion about a person, situation etc. He sized up the situation and acted immediately.

size

حَجْم velikost størrelse Größe μέγεθος tamaño koko taille veličina dimensione サイズ 크기 grootte størrelse rozmiar tamanho размер storlek ขนาด boyut kích cỡ 尺寸

size

n. tamaño; [garments] talla.

size

n tamaño
References in classic literature ?
the lobster, in all its vulgar size and brilliancy, was revealed to the highborn eyes of a Tudor.
Honduras, I might add, is about the size of our state of Ohio.
As I turned him over, I began to feel proud of him, to have a kind of respect for his age and size.
It all depended upon the company which he found over at Klein's and the size of "the game.
The deepest sounds of the retiring and invisible column had ceased to be borne on the breeze to the listeners, and the latest straggler had already disappeared in pursuit; but there still remained the signs of another departure, before a log cabin of unusual size and accommodations, in front of which those sentinels paced their rounds, who were known to guard the person of the English general.
Through some fortunate coincidence in size, Dick Mattingly was the only one who had achieved an entire new suit.
At the first glimpse they beheld nothing extraordinary: a handsomely furnished room, of moderate size, somewhat darkened by curtains; books arranged on shelves; a large map on the wall, and likewise a portrait of Colonel Pyncheon, beneath which sat the original Colonel himself, in an oaken elbow-chair, with a pen in his hand.
This was a large, square chamber, arranged with some state as a bedroom, the extravagant size of which made it so inconvenient that it had not for years, though kept by Mrs.
He is of moderate octavo size, varying from fifteen to twenty-five feet in length, and of corresponding dimensions round the waist.
As it passes through the remaining vertebrae the canal tapers in size, but for a considerable distance remains of large capacity.
You must confess that in size and appearance she is far more like a lady's horse than my own favorite.
The carcass hog was scooped out of the vat by machinery, and then it fell to the second floor, passing on the way through a wonderful machine with numerous scrapers, which adjusted themselves to the size and shape of the animal, and sent it out at the other end with nearly all of its bristles removed.