1.A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
2.Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
v. t.1.To cover with size; to prepare with size.
[imp. & p. p. Sized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sizing.]
n.1.A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize.
2.(Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; - corresponding to battel at Oxford.
3.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.
4.Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger size.
Men of a less size and quality.
- L'Estrange.
The middling or lower size of people.
- Swift.
5.A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.
6.An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, - used for ascertaining the size of pearls.
Size roll
a small piese of parchment added to a roll.
Size stick
a measuring stick used by shoemakers for ascertaining the size of the foot.
v. t.1.To fix the standard of.
2.(Mil.) To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
3.To swell; to increase the bulk of.
4.(Mech.) To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.
To size up
to estimate or ascertain the character and ability of. See 4th Size, 4.
v. i.1.To take greater size; to increase in size.
2.(Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
Noun1.size - the physical magnitude of something (how big it is); "a wolf is about the size of a large dog"
2.size - the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe"
3.size - any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics; "size gives body to a fabric"
Synonyms: sizing
4.size - the actual state of affairs; "that's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it"
Synonyms: size of it
5.size - a large magnitude; "he blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; "the only city of any size in that area"
Verb1.size - cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
2.size - sort according to size
3.size - make to a size; bring to a suitable size
Adj.1.size - (used in combination) sized; "the economy-size package"; "average-size house"
To dream about the size of something, represents the importance we attach to objects and person. It also relates to the degree of power you are exerting and the power others have on you. According to Freudian school of thought, the size of an object, signifies the size of someone's penis, perhaps you're own or your lover.adjust, albumen, appraise, appreciate, assay, assess, assort, autopsy, batter, body, bolt, bonnyclabber, breadth, butter, calculate, calibrate, caliper, canvass, categorize, check, check a parameter, check out, check over, check up on, clabber, classify, collate, compute, cornstarch, cream, crown, curd, dial, dimension, divide, dough, duodecimo, egg white, eighteenmo, enlarge, enormousness, estimate, evaluate, examine, extension, fathom, folio, gauge, gaum, gel, gelatin, give an examination, glair, glop, glue, gluten, go over, goo, gook, goop, gradate, grade, graduate, greatness, group, gruel, gumbo, gunk, height, hugeness, immensity, imperial, inspect, jam, jell, jelly, judge, length, loblolly, look at, look over, match, measure, medium, mensurate, mete, meter, molasses, monitor, mucilage, mucus, observe, octavo, octodecimo, overhaul, overlook, pace, pap, pass over, pass under review, paste, peer at, peruse, plumb, pore over, porridge, postmortem, prize, probe, proportion, proportions, pudding, pulp, puree, putty, quantify, quantize, quarto, range, rank, rate, review, riddle, rob, royal, run over, scan, scope, screen, scrutinize, semifluid, semiliquid, separate, set an examination, sextodecimo, sieve, sift, sixteenmo, size up, sort, sort out, sound, soup, span, spread, starch, step, sticky mess, stretch, study, subordinate, super, survey, syrup, take a reading, take stock of, take the measure, treacle, triangulate, twelvemo, valuate, value, vastness, volume, weigh, weight, width
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sixty-fourth note
-- Size --
size constancy
size of it
Size roll
size stick
size up
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