size

Save
1 size /ˈsaɪz/ noun
plural sizes
1 size
/ˈsaɪz/
noun
plural sizes
Learner's definition of SIZE
: the total amount of physical space that a person or thing occupies : how large or small someone or something is
[count]
[noncount]
: the total number of people or things in a group
[count]
[noncount]
[noncount] : the very large size of something
[noncount] : a specific size
: one of a series of standard measurements in which clothing, shoes, etc., are made
[count]
[noncount]

down to size

◊ If people cut/bring (etc.) you down to size, they make you realize that you are not as powerful and important as you thought you were.

that's about the size of it

informal
used to say that what has been stated about a situation is correct
compare 4size
2 size /ˈsaɪz/ verb
sizes; sized; sizing
2 size
/ˈsaɪz/
verb
sizes; sized; sizing
Learner's definition of SIZE
[+ object]
: to make (something) a particular size
: to arrange or classify (things) in different groups according to size usually used as (be) sized

size up

[phrasal verb]
size (something or someone) up or size up (something or someone) informal
: to consider (something or someone) in order to form an opinion or conclusion
compare 5size
3 size /ˈsaɪz/ adjective
3 size
/ˈsaɪz/
adjective
Learner's definition of SIZE
: having a specified size used in combination
4 size /ˈsaɪz/ noun
4 size
/ˈsaɪz/
noun
Learner's definition of SIZE
[noncount]
: sizing
compare 1size
5 size /ˈsaɪz/ verb
sizes; sized; sizing
5 size
/ˈsaɪz/
verb
sizes; sized; sizing
Learner's definition of SIZE
[+ object]
: to cover (something, such as paper) with a sticky substance (called sizing) in order to make it stiff or smooth or to attach something else to it
compare 2size
Comments & Questions
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up size? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.