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Meaning of SIZE

Pronunciation:  sIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe"
  2. [n]  the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog"
  3. [n]  a large magnitude; "he blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; "the only city of any size in that area"
  4. [n]  (informal) the actual state of affairs; "that's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it"
  5. [n]  any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; "size gives body to a fabric"
  6. [adj]  (used in combination) "the economy-size package"; "average-sized houses"
  7. [v]  make to a size; bring to a suitable size
  8. [v]  sort according to size
  9. [v]  cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)

SIZE is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: size of it, sized, sizing
 See Also: 4to, 8vo, assort, bigness, change magnitude, circumference, class, classify, coat, distance, eightvo, extra large, filler, large, largeness, length, littleness, magnitude, number, octavo, outsize, perimeter, petite, property, quarto, regular, resize, scale, scrutinise, scrutinize, separate, situation, size up, small, smallness, sort, sort out, state of affairs, stout, surface, take stock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Size\, n. [See {Sice}, and {Sise}.]
  2. \Size\, n. [OIt. sisa glue used by painters, shortened fr.
    assisa, fr. assidere, p. p. assiso, to make to sit, to seat,
    to place, L. assidere to sit down; ad + sidere to sit down,
    akin to sedere to sit. See {Sit}, v. i., and cf. {Assize},
    {Size} bulk.]
    1. A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting,
       bookbinding, paper making, etc.
    2. Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
  3. \Size\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sized}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cover with size; to prepare with size.
  4. \Size\, n. [Abbrev. from assize. See {Assize}, and cf.
    {Size} glue.]
    1. A settled quantity or allowance. See {Assize}. [Obs.] ``To
       scant my sizes.'' --Shak.
    2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink
       from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at
       commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford.
    3. 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.
    4. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character,
       etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size.
             Men of a less size and quality.       --L'Estrange.
             The middling or lower size of people. --Swift.
    5. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for
       shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.
    6. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges
       fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for
       ascertaining the size of pearls. --Knight.
    {Size roll}, a small piese of parchment added to a roll.
    {Size stick}, a measuring stick used by shoemakers for
       ascertaining the size of the foot.
    Syn: Dimension; bigness; largeness; greatness; magnitude.
  5. \Size\, v. t.
    1. To fix the standard of. ``To size weights and measures.''
       [R.] --Bacon.
    2. To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
       (a) (Mil.) To take the height of men, in order to place
           them in the ranks according to their stature.
       (b) (Mining) To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order
           to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
    3. To swell; to increase the bulk of. --Beau. & Fl.
    4. (Mech.) To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required
       dimension, as by cutting.
    {To size up}, to estimate or ascertain the character and
       ability of. See 4th {Size}, 4. [Slang, U.S.]
             We had to size up our fellow legislators. --The
  6. \Size\, v. i.
    1. To take greater size; to increase in size.
             Our desires give them fashion, and so, As they wax
             lesser, fall, as they size, grow.     --Donne.
    2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) To order food or drink from the
       buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming about the size of something, represents the importance we attach to objects and person. It also relates to the degree of power you are exerting and the power others have on you. According to Freudian school of thought, the size of an object means the size of someone's penis, perhaps your own or your lover.