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Definitions of size

  1. cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a large magnitude; "he blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; "the only city of any size in that area" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (informal) the actual state of affairs; "that's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; "size gives body to a fabric" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (used in combination) "the economy-size package"; "average-sized houses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make to a size; bring to a suitable size Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. sort according to size Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the actual state of affairs; "that's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. (used in combination) sized; "the economy-size package"; "average-size house" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. Six. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To cover with size; to prepare with size. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To fix the standard of. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To swell; to increase the bulk of. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To take greater size; to increase in size. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; - corresponding to battel at Oxford. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. To prepare or cover with size, or thin glue; arrange in order of height, bulk, volume, or extent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Extent of volume or surface: magnitude. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. To arrange according to size. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. To cover with size. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. A thin glue. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. Bulk; magnitude. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. Sizy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. To prepare with size. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To gage the size of; distribute according to size. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Comparative magnitude; bulk; bigness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To treat with size. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Thin glue for glazing a surface, as of paper. sizing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Bulk; magnitude; settled quantity or allowance, specially of food and drink, as to sizars at Cambridge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. A kind of weak glue; anything of a gluey nature. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To adjust or arrange according to size; to increase the bulk of; in mining, to separate by a sieve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To prepare or cover with size. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. At Cambridge University to order food or drink from the buttery. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. Extent of bulk; magnitude; largeness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. A weak soft glue used by painters; a gluey varnish used by gilders, paper-makers, and artists. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. To cover with size, or prepare with it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford. mso.anu.edu.au
  52. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for ascertaining the size of pearls. mso.anu.edu.au
  53. An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; corresponding to battel at Oxford. dictgcide_fs
  54. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, used for ascertaining the size of pearls. dictgcide_fs
  55. s[=i]z, n. extent of volume or surface: magnitude: an allotted portion: (pl.) allowances (Shak.).--v.t. to arrange according to size: at Cambridge, to buy rations at a certain fixed rate: to measure.--v.i. to increase in size.--adjs. S[=I]'ZABLE, SIZE'ABLE, of suitable size: of considerable size or bulk; SIZED, having a particular size.--ns. S[=I]'ZER, one who, or that which, sizes or measures, a kind of gauge; S[=I]'ZING, act of sorting articles according to size, esp. crushed or stamped ores in mining: an order for extra food from a college buttery.--SIZE UP, to measure, consider carefully. [Contr. of assize (q.v.).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. s[=i]z, SIZING, s[=i]'zing, n. a kind of weak glue, used as varnish: any gluey substance.--v.t. to cover with size.--adj. SIZED, having size in its composition.--n. S[=I]'ZINESS.--adj. S[=I]'ZY, size-like: glutinous. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  57. (Hist.) standard of weight or measure for some article esp. of food or drink; (Camb. Univ.; also sizing n.) ration of food or drink from buttery; dimensions, magnitude, (is of vast, diminutive, s., very large or small; s. matters less than quality; that\'s about the s. of it colloq., a true account of the matter); one of the usu. numbered classes into which things, esp. garments, otherwise similar are divided in respect of s. (is made in several ss.; takes s. 7 in gloves; is quite a s., three ss., too big; out s.); implement for sizing pearls; s.-stick, shoemaker\'s measure for taking length of foot; hence -sized a. (Vb): (Camb. Univ.) order s.; group or sort in ss. or according to s., whence sizer (2) n.; s. up, estimate s. of, (colloq.) form judgment of (person &c.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. Gelatinous solution used in glazing paper& stiffening textiles& in many manufacturing processes; hence sizy a. (Vb) glaze or stiffen or treat with s. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. [Welsh] A weak glue used by paperhangers, bookbinders, painters, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  60. n. Bulk; bigness; comparative magnitude; extent of superficies or volume;—a settled quantity or allowance;—a conventional relative measure of dimension, applied to shoes, gloves, and the like. Cabinet Dictionary
  61. n. [Welsh] A kind of weak glue made from the clippings of parchment, glove-leather, fish-skin, and the like— it is used in paper-making, bookbinding, paper-hanging, &c., and by painters as the vehicle of certain colours;—the buffy coat which appears on the surface of coagulated blood drawn in inflammation. Cabinet Dictionary

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