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also size·a·ble  (sī′zə-bəl)
Of considerable size; fairly large.

siz′a·ble·ness n.
siz′a·bly adv.


(ˈsaɪzəbəl) or


quite large
ˈsizableness, ˈsizeableness n
ˈsizably, ˈsizeably adv


or size•a•ble

(ˈsaɪ zə bəl)

of considerable size; fairly large.
siz′a•ble•ness, n.
siz′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sizable - fairly largesizable - fairly large; "a sizable fortune"; "an ample waistline"; "of ample proportions"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
2.sizable - large in amount or extent or degree; "it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
considerable - large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree; "a considerable quantity"; "the economy was a considerable issue in the campaign"; "went to considerable trouble for us"; "spent a considerable amount of time on the problem"


also sizeable
1. Notably above average in amount, size, or scope:
Informal: tidy.
2. Somewhat big:
References in classic literature ?
Tom had with him quite a sizable trunk full of clothing, as had most others of them.
And imagine me, who had melted a silver spoon in my mouth--a sizable silver spoon steward--imagine me, my old sore bones, my old belly reminiscent of youth's delights, my old palate ticklish yet and not all withered of the deviltries of taste learned in younger days--as I say, steward, imagine me, who had ever been free-handed, lavish, saving that dollar and a half intact like a miser, never spending a penny of it on tobacco, never mitigating by purchase of any little delicacy the sad condition of my stomach that protested against the harshness and indigestibility of our poor fare.
See that Hamburg barque,' said he, pointing to a sizable ship at anchor.
In a meticulously researched analysis, he shows how the history of American economic development over the last two decades has been decidedly mixed, producing a complex pattern in which a sizable proportion of hard-working Americans have experienced staG-nating or declining real incomes while another group of highly qualified and skilled workers have enjoyed improvements in standards of living.
If 885 Third Avenue didn't have such a sexy moniker, the recent 80,000 expansion of top law firm Latham & Watkins, the building's anchor tenant, might have been sizable enough to affect a name change.
Subsequently, the effect of deleting sizable DIF items on reported scores after equipercentile re-equating were explored using data from a spring administration of the SAT for 9,517 test takers in 10 subgroups.
5 percent; the most sizable gains were in the production of transit equipment, which includes aircraft and motor vehicles for business use, and information processing equipment, which includes computers.
I see this happening now in my country, Australia, where joint ventures in major development projects requiring sizable capital contributions are not as numerous as technology partnerships.
The output of business equipment rose strongly over the two months, with sizable gains in all major categories, and the output of consumer nondurables turned up after having displayed some weakness in earlier months of the year.