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English adjective: size

1. size (used in combination) sized


SamplesThe economy-size package.
Average-size house.


Similarsized


Domain usagecombining form


Antonymsunsized


English noun: size

1. size (attribute) the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)


SamplesA wolf is about the size of a large dog.


Broader (hypernym)magnitude


Narrower (hyponym)bigness, circumference, distance, largeness, length, littleness, perimeter, smallness


Attributebig, large, little, small

2. size (attribute) the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)


SamplesHe wears a size 13 shoe.


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)4to, 8vo, eightvo, extra large, large, number, octavo, outsize, petite, quarto, regular, small, stout, tall

3. size (substance) any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics


SamplesSize gives body to a fabric.


Synonymssizing


Broader (hypernym)filler

4. size (state) the actual state of affairs


SamplesThat's the size of the situation.
She hates me, that's about the size of it.


Synonymssize of it


Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs


Domain usagecolloquialism

5. size (attribute) a large magnitude


SamplesHe blanched when he saw the size of the bill.
The only city of any size in that area.


Broader (hypernym)magnitude


English verb: size

1. size (contact) cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)coat, surface

2. size (cognition) sort according to size


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out

3. size (change) make to a size; bring to a suitable size


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change magnitude


Narrower (hyponym)resize, scale









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