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Size meaning

size - 24 dictionary results

  1. 1. the actual state of affairs; " that's the size of the situation"; " she hates me, that's about the size of it"
  2. 2. ( used in combination) sized; " the economy- size package"; " average- size house"
  3. 3. Six.
  4. 4. A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
  5. 5. Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
  6. 6. To cover with size; to prepare with size.
  7. 7. A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size.
  10. 10. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.
  11. 11. To fix the standard of.
  12. 12. To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
  13. 13. To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
  14. 14. To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
  15. 15. To swell; to increase the bulk of.
  16. 16. To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.
  17. 17. To take greater size; to increase in size.
  18. 18. To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
  19. 19. An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; - corresponding to battel at Oxford.
  20. 20. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, - used for ascertaining the size of pearls.
  21. 21. A thin glue.
  22. 22. Bulk; magnitude.
  23. 23. Sizy.
  24. 24. To prepare with size.

size - examples of usage

  1. When the village is reached at last, it is found to be of considerable size. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The after treatment is the same as for any ordinary wound of similar size. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. I am speaking now of the Faroe fishing, and these English vessels are all of the same size and description. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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