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Definition 1: the physical magnitude of something (how big it is) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where size or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wolf is about the size of a large dog

(size is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

(... is a kind of size ) the size of something as given by the distance around it

(... is a kind of size ) the property of having a relatively great size

(... is a kind of size ) the property of having a relatively small size

(... is a kind of size ) size of the gap between two places

"the distance from New York to Chicago" "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"

(... are attributes of size) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

(... are attributes of size) limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a little dining room" "a little house" "a small car" "a little (or small) group"

Definition 2: the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where size or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he wears a size 13 shoe

(size is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of size ) a garment size for a large or heavy person

(... is a kind of size ) a garment size for a small person

(... is a kind of size ) a garment size for persons of average height and weight

(... is a kind of size ) the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves

(... is a kind of size ) a garment size for short or slender women

(... is a kind of size ) an unusual garment size (especially one that is very large)

(... is a kind of size ) the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves

(... is a kind of size ) a clothing measurement

"a number 13 shoe"

(... is a kind of size ) a garment size for a large person

(... is a kind of size ) a garment size for a very large person

(... is a kind of size ) a garment size for a tall person

Definition 3: a large magnitude - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where size or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he blanched when he saw the size of the bill
  • the only city of any size in that area

(size is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion" "about the magnitude of a small pea"

Definition 4: the actual state of affairs - [noun denoting state]

Samples where size or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that's the size of the situation
  • she hates me, that's about the size of it

Synonyms for size in the sense of this definition

(size is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

(size is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 5: any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where size or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • size gives body to a fabric

Synonyms for size in the sense of this definition

(size is a kind of ...) used for filling cracks or holes in a surface

Definition 6: make to a size; bring to a suitable size - [verb of change]

(size is a kind of ...) change in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of size ) size or measure according to a scale

"This model must be scaled down"

(... is a kind of size ) change the size of; make the size more appropriate

Definition 7: sort according to size - [verb of cognition]

(size is a kind of ...) arrange or order by classes or categories

"How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?"

Definition 8: cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance) - [verb of contact]

(size is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

Definition 9: (used in combination) sized - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where size or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the economy-size package
  • average-size house

(size is similar to ...) having a specified size

(size is used in the usage domain ...) a bound form used only in compounds

"`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"

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