Definitions of size
  1. noun
    the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    “a wolf is about the size of a large dog”
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    circumference, perimeter
    the size of something as given by the distance around it
    bigness, largeness
    the property of having a relatively great size
    littleness, smallness
    the property of having a relatively small size
    distance, length
    size of the gap between two places
    (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
    the distance around a person's body
    the property of impressive largeness in size
    bulkiness, massiveness
    an unwieldy largeness
    enormousness, grandness, greatness, immenseness, immensity, sizeableness, vastness, wideness
    unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    capaciousness, commodiousness, roominess, spaciousness
    spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building)
    fullness, voluminosity, voluminousness
    greatness of volume
    giantism, gigantism
    excessive largeness of stature
    diminutiveness, minuteness, petiteness, tininess, weeness
    the property of being very small in size
    delicacy, slightness
    smallness of stature
    the smallest possible unit of anything
    puniness, runtiness, stuntedness
    smallness of stature
    smallness of stature
    arm's length
    a distance sufficient to exclude intimacy
    the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
    light time
    distance measured in terms of the speed of light (or radio waves)
    skip distance
    the shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere
    wingspan, wingspread
    linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
    distance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended
    the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
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    the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
  2. noun
    the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    “he wears a size 13 shoe”
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    extra large
    a garment size for a very large person
    a garment size for a large person
    a clothing measurement
    8vo, eightvo, octavo
    the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves
    an unusual garment size (especially one that is very large)
    a garment size for short or slender women
    4to, quarto
    the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves
    a garment size for persons of average height and weight
    a garment size for a small person
    a garment size for a large or heavy person
    a garment size for a tall person
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    a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
  3. noun
    a large magnitude
    “he blanched when he saw the size of the bill”
    “the only city of any size in that area”
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    the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
  4. noun
    the actual state of affairs
    “that's the size of the situation”
    “she hates me, that's about the size of it”
    synonyms: size of it
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    situation, state of affairs
    the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
  5. verb
    sort according to size
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    assort, class, classify, separate, sort, sort out
    arrange or order by classes or categories
  6. verb
    make to a size; bring to a suitable size
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    size or measure according to a scale
    change the size of; make the size more appropriate
    establish on a new scale
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    change magnitude
    change in size or magnitude
  7. adjective
    (used in combination) sized
    “the economy- size package”
    “average- size house”
    having a specified size
  8. noun
    any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics
    size gives body to a fabric”
    synonyms: sizing
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    used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
  9. verb
    cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
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    coat, surface
    put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
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