• Size Definition & Synonyms

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


• Sized Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Size
  2. (a.) Having a particular size or magnitude; -- chiefly used in compounds; as, large-sized; common-sized.
  3. (a.) Adjusted according to size.

• Sizel Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Same as Scissel, 2.