size

size
1 /saIz/ noun
1 HOW BIG (C, U) how big or small something is: The American states vary enormously in size and population. | The firm underestimated the size of the market for their new product. | be the size of (=be the same size as): There were rats the size of cats. | He's a small boy, about John's size. | Their apartment is half the size of ours. | that size/this size (=as big as that/this): In a class this size, there are bound to be a few trouble-makers. | in all/different/various shapes and sizes: They make these replacement windows in all shapes and sizes. | full size (=the biggest size that something usually is): He's quite a big dog, but he's still not full size yet. | be a good/fair/nice size (=be fairly big): The garden's a pretty good size. | It's a nice size bedroom.
2 VERY BIG (U) the fact of being very big: You should have seen the size of their car! | sheer size: What offends people is the sheer size of these pay increases.
3 CLOTHES/GOODS (C) one of a set of standard measures according to which clothes and other goods are produced and sold: These shoes are one size too big. | The shirts come in three sizes, small, medium, and large. | size 8/16 etc: I take size 10 shoes.
4 large-sized/medium-sized etc large in size etc: a medium-sized car | bite-sized (=small enough to be eaten easily): Cut the meat into bite-sized chunks.
5 try sth for size to try something, especially clothing, to see if it is the right size for you
6 to size if you cut, make, or prepare something to size, you make it the right size for a particular use: Cut the tile to size and fix it to the wall with adhesive.
7 that's about the size of it spoken used to agree that what someone has said about a situation is a good or correct way of describing it
8 GLUE (U) a thick sticky liquid used for giving stiffness and a shiny surface to paper, cloth etc
—see also: cut sb down to size cut 1, try sth for size try 1 2 verb (T)
1 to sort things according to their size: Shrimp are sized for canning into large, medium and small.
2 to cover or treat something with size 1 (8)
size sth/sb up phrasal verb (T) to look at or consider a person or situation and make a judgment about them: It only took a few seconds for her to size up the situation.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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