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Definition of Size


  1. Six.
  2. A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
  3. Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
  4. To cover with size; to prepare with size.
  5. A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize.
  6. An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to battel at Oxford.
  7. 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.
  8. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size.
  9. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.
  10. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, -- used for ascertaining the size of pearls.
  11. To fix the standard of.
  12. To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
  13. To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
  14. To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
  15. To swell; to increase the bulk of.
  16. To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.
  17. To take greater size; to increase in size.
  18. To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
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Size Translations

size in Afrikaans is grootte
size in Dutch is omvang, bestek, grootte
size in Finnish is laajuus
size in French is ampleur, pointure
size in German is Format, ausmessen
size in Italian is grossezza
size in Latin is amplitudo
size in Portuguese is tamanho