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Definition of size:

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

Synonyms:

highness, scope, quantity, appraise, hugeness, enormity, big, sizing, assay, sizableness, calculate, size of it, mass, measure, immensity, stature, rate, mass, judge, intensity, evaluate, capaciousness, assess, gauge, valuate, sized, value, extension, estimate, take the measure of, substance, vastness.

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