1. [ noun ] the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)

"a wolf is about the size of a large dog"

Related terms: magnitude distance smallness circumference largeness small large
2. [ noun ] (clothing) the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

"he wears a size 13 shoe"

Related terms: measure property number petite regular large stout quarto outsize small octavo extra_large
3. [ adjective ] (used in combination) "the economy-size package"

"average-sized houses"

Related terms: combining_form sized
4. [ verb ] cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
Related terms: coat
5. [ noun ] any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics
Synonyms: sizing

"size gives body to a fabric"

Related terms: filler
6. [ noun ] (informal) the actual state of affairs
Synonyms: size_of_it

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

Related terms: situation colloquialism
7. [ verb ] sort according to size
Related terms: classify
8. [ verb ] make to a size; bring to a suitable size
Related terms: change_magnitude scale resize size_up
9. [ noun ] a large magnitude

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

Related terms: magnitude
Similar spelling:   sizz