Associations to the word «Size»


SIZE, noun. (obsolete outside dialects) An assize. [from 14th c.]
SIZE, noun. (obsolete) A regulation determining the amount of money paid in fees, taxes etc. [14th-18th c.]
SIZE, noun. (obsolete) A fixed standard for the magnitude, quality, quantity etc. of goods, especially food and drink. [15th-17th c.]
SIZE, noun. The dimensions or magnitude of a thing; how big something is. [from 15th c.]
SIZE, noun. (obsolete) A regulation, piece of ordinance. [15th c.]
SIZE, noun. A specific set of dimensions for a manufactured article, especially clothing. [from 16th c.]
SIZE, noun. (graph theory) A number of edges in a graph. [from 20th c.]
SIZE, noun. (figurative) (dated) Degree of rank, ability, character, etc.
SIZE, noun. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, used for measuring the size of pearls.
SIZE, verb. (transitive) To adjust the size of; to make a certain size.
SIZE, verb. (transitive) To classify or arrange by size.
SIZE, verb. (military) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
SIZE, verb. (mining) To sift (pieces of ore or metal) in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
SIZE, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To approximate the dimensions, estimate the size of.
SIZE, verb. (intransitive) To take a greater size; to increase in size.
SIZE, verb. (UK) (Cambridge University) (obsolete) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
SIZE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To swell; to increase the bulk of.
SIZE, noun. A thin, weak glue used as primer for paper or canvas intended to be painted upon.
SIZE, noun. Wallpaper paste.
SIZE, noun. The thickened crust on coagulated blood.
SIZE, noun. Any viscous substance, such as gilder's varnish.
SIZE, verb. (transitive) To apply glue or other primer to a surface which is to be painted.
SIZE QUEEN, noun. (idiomatic) (slang) (LGBT) (sometimes pejorative) Someone who is attracted to men with larger than average penises.
SIZE ROLL, noun. A small piece of parchment added to a roll.
SIZE STICK, noun. A stick used by shoemakers to measure the size of the foot.
SIZE THEORY, noun. A branch of mathematics that studies the properties of topological spaces endowed with \(\mathbb{R}^k\)-valued functions, with respect to the change of these functions.
SIZE UP, verb. (idiomatic) To evaluate; to estimate or anticipate the magnitude, difficulty, or strength of something.
SIZE ZERO, noun. (US) The smallest size of women's clothing
SIZE ZERO, noun. (informal) A woman with a very low body mass index, especially such a fashion model

Dictionary definition

SIZE, noun. The physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog".
SIZE, noun. The property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe".
SIZE, noun. Any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; "size gives body to a fabric".
SIZE, noun. The actual state of affairs; "that's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it".
SIZE, noun. A large magnitude; "he blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; "the only city of any size in that area".
SIZE, verb. Cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance).
SIZE, verb. Sort according to size.
SIZE, verb. Make to a size; bring to a suitable size.
SIZE, adjective. (used in combination) sized; "the economy-size package"; "average-size house".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.