Meaning of SIZE in English

SIZE

n. & v.

n. 1 the relative bigness or extent of a thing, dimensions, magnitude (is of vast size; size matters less than quality). 2 each of the classes, usu. numbered, into which things otherwise similar, esp. garments, are divided according to size (is made in several sizes; takes size 7 in gloves; is three sizes too big).

v.tr. sort or group in sizes or according to size. of a size having the same size. of some size fairly large. the size of as big as. the size of it colloq. a true account of the matter (that is the size of it). size-stick a shoemaker's measure for taking the length of a foot. size up 1 estimate the size of. 2 colloq. form a judgement of. what size? how big? sized adj. (also in comb.). sizer n.

[ ME f. OF sise f. assise ASSIZE, or f. ASSIZE ]

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