size


size
[[t]sa͟ɪz[/t]]
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sizes, sizing, sized
1) N-VAR: usu the N of n The size of something is how big or small it is. Something's size is determined by comparing it to other things, counting it, or measuring it.

Scientists have found the bones of a hoofed grazing animal about the size of a small horse...

In 1970 the average size of a French farm was 19 hectares...

Iraq itself has oil reserves second in size only to Saudi Arabia's.

...shelves containing books of various sizes.

2) N-UNCOUNT: usu the N of n The size of something is the fact that it is very large.

He knows the size of the task...

Jack walked around the hotel and was mesmerized by its sheer size.

3) N-COUNT A size is one of a series of graded measurements, especially for things such as clothes or shoes.

My sister is the same height but only a size 12...

I tried them on and they were the right size.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If someone is cut down to size, something happens to make them realize that they are not as important as they think they are. [INFORMAL]

The once-powerful post unions have been cut down to size.

5) PHRASE: V inflects If an object is cut to size, its size is altered to make it suitable for a particular purpose.

Every piece of timber was planed, cut to size and stained with cedar preservative.

6) PHRASE: PHR after v If you try something on for size, you try it to see if it is suitable for you.

She was trying on an ₤8,000 jacket for size...

He suggests that Nietzsche was trying each style on for size.

7) comes in all shapes and sizessee shape
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