Meaning of SIZE in English


vt to fix the standard of.

2. size ·noun six.

3. size ·vt to cover with size; to prepare with size.

4. size ·vi to take greater size; to increase in size.

5. size ·vi any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.

6. size ·vt to adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.

7. size ·vt to swell; to increase the bulk of.

8. size ·noun a settled quantity or allowance. ·see assize.

9. size ·vt to bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.

10. size ·vi a thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, ·etc.

11. size ·vt to take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.

12. size ·vt to sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.

13. size ·vi to order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.

14. size ·noun a conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.

15. size ·noun figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, ·etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size.

xvi. size ·noun an allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons;

— corresponding to battel at oxford.

xvii. size ·noun 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.

xviii. size ·noun an instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, — used for ascertaining the size of pearls.

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