size

Definitions:

  • Any of several gelatinous or glutinous substances usually made from glue, wax, or clay and used as a glaze or filler for porous materials such as paper, cloth, or wall surfaces.
  • To treat or coat with size or a similar substance.
  • The physical dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of an object.
  • Any of a series of graduated categories of dimension whereby manufactured articles, such as shoes and clothing, are classified.
  • None
  • Considerable extent, amount, or dimensions.
  • Relative amount or number, as of population or contents.
  • Character, value, or status with reference to relative importance or the capacity to meet given requirements.
  • The actual state of affairs.
  • To arrange, classify, or distribute according to size.
  • To make, cut, or shape to a required size.
  • Sized. Often used in combination.
  • To make an estimate, opinion, or judgment of.
  • To regulate the weight, measure, extent, value, etc., of; fix the rate or standard of; assize.
  • At Cambridge and other universities, to obtain (food or drink) in extra portions at a fixed rate of charge; hence, in general, to buy at a fixed rate; purchase.
  • To supply with sizes; hence, to fill or otherwise affect by sizes or portions.
  • To rate; rank.
  • To estimate or ascertain the size of; measure; hence, by extension, to arrange in groups or ranks according to dimensions.
  • To separate or sort according to size.
  • At Cambridge and other universities, to give an order (for food or drink) over and above the usual commons: generally with <em>for.</em> Compare <internalXref urlencoded="battel">battel</internalXref>.
  • To cover with size; prepare with size; stiffen by means of size.
  • To smear over with any substance acting like size: occurring chiefly in compounds.
  • To render plastic: said of clay.
  • Same as <internalXref urlencoded="sice">sice</internalXref>.
  • A gelatinous wash used by painters, by paper-manufacturers, and in many industrial arts
  • A material resembling size, but of different origin, and used for its tenacity as a preparation for gilding and the like.
  • A glutinous printing-ink made to receive and retain the bronze-powder of gold or silver which is dusted on it.
  • In <em>physiology</em>, the buffy coat observed on the surface of coagulated blood in certain conditions.
  • In <em>brickmaking</em>, plasticity, as of the clay before burning.
  • To cut or trim to the size required.
  • A fixed rate regulating the weight, measure, price, or proportion of any article, especially food or drink; a standard. See <internalXref urlencoded="assize">assize</internalXref>, n., 2.
  • A specified or fixed amount of food and drink; a ration.
  • Hence, in university use, a charge made for an extra portion of food or drink; a farthing, as the former price of each portion. The word was also used more generally, to note any additional expense incurred.
  • A portion allotted by chance or fate; a share; a peculiar or individual allotment.
  • Grade of quality or importance; rank; class; degree; order.
  • Rate of dimension, whether linear, square, or solid; material proportions; relative magnitude; now the usual sense.
  • One of a regularly increasing series of dimensions used for manufactured articles which are bought ready-made; specifically, as used by shoemakers, one third of an inch in length.
  • Extent, or volume, or magnitude in other respects, as of time, sound, or effort.
  • <em>plural</em> A session of a court of justice; assizes. See <internalXref urlencoded="assize">assize</internalXref>, 6.
  • An implement for measuring pearls, consisting of a number of thin leaves pierced with holes of different diameters, and fastened together. The test is made by observing how many of the holes the pearl will pass through.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Size, Magnitude, Bulk, Volume. Size</em> is the general word for things large or small. In ordinary discourse <em>magnitude</em> applies to large things; but it is also an exact word, and is much used in science: as, a star of the fourth <em>magnitude. Bulk</em> suggests noticeable size, especially size rounding out into unwieldiness. <em>Volume</em> is a rather indefinite word, arising from the idea of rolling a thing up till it attains size, though with no especial suggestion of shape. We speak of the <em>magnitude</em> of a calamity or of a fortune, the <em>bulk of</em> a bale of cotton or of an elephant, the <em>volume</em> of smoke or of an avalanche.
  • Six.
  • A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
  • Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
  • To cover with size; to prepare with size.
  • To take greater size; to increase in size.
  • To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
  • A settled quantity or allowance. See <xref urlencoded="assize">assize</xref>.
  • An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to <ex>battel</ex> at Oxford.
  • Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude.
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