American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The physical dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of an object.
- n. Any of a series of graduated categories of dimension whereby manufactured articles, such as shoes and clothing, are classified.
- n. Considerable extent, amount, or dimensions: a debt of enormous size.
- n. Relative amount or number, as of population or contents: What size is Cleveland?
- n. Character, value, or status with reference to relative importance or the capacity to meet given requirements: Try this proposal on for size.
- n. The actual state of affairs: That's about the size of the situation.
- v. To arrange, classify, or distribute according to size.
- v. To make, cut, or shape to a required size.
- adj. Sized. Often used in combination: bite-size appetizers; an economy-size package.
- size up To make an estimate, opinion, or judgment of: She sized up her opponent.
- n. 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.
- v. To treat or coat with size or a similar substance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fixed rate regulating the weight, measure, price, or proportion of any article, especially food or drink; a standard. See assize, n., 2.
- n. A specified or fixed amount of food and drink; a ration.
- n. 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.
- n. A portion allotted by chance or fate; a share; a peculiar or individual allotment.
- n. Grade of quality or importance; rank; class; degree; order.
- n. Rate of dimension, whether linear, square, or solid; material proportions; relative magnitude; now the usual sense.
- n. 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.
- n. Extent, or volume, or magnitude in other respects, as of time, sound, or effort.
- n. plural A session of a court of justice; assizes. See assize, 6.
- n. 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.
- n. Synonyms Size, Magnitude, Bulk, Volume. Size is the general word for things large or small. In ordinary discourse magnitude applies to large things; but it is also an exact word, and is much used in science: as, a star of the fourth magnitude. Bulk suggests noticeable size, especially size rounding out into unwieldiness. Volume 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 magnitude of a calamity or of a fortune, the bulk of a bale of cotton or of an elephant, the volume of smoke or of an avalanche.
- 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. Specifically
- At Cambridge and other universities, to give an order (for food or drink) over and above the usual commons: generally with for. Compare battel.
- n. A gelatinous wash used by painters, by paper-manufacturers, and in many industrial arts It is made of the shreds and parings of leather, parchment, or vellum, boiled in water and purified; also from common glue, from potatoes, and from scraps and clippings of hides, horns, hoofs, etc. The finest is made in Russia from sturgeons' sounds or air-bladders, and is known as isinglass. That used for writing-paper is made of gelatin prepared from leather and parchment clippings. A clear solution of isinglass is used for sizing plate-paper intended to receive impressions in color. For printing-papers the usual size is a compound of alum and resin dissolved in a solution of soda, and combined with potato-starch. Starch alone is also used as a size.
E. H. Knight.
- n. A material resembling size, but of different origin, and used for its tenacity as a preparation for gilding and the like.
- n. A glutinous printing-ink made to receive and retain the bronze-powder of gold or silver which is dusted on it.
- n. In physiology, the buffy coat observed on the surface of coagulated blood in certain conditions.
- n. In brickmaking, plasticity, as of the clay before burning.
- 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.
- n. Same as sice.
- To cut or trim to the size required.
- v. transitive To adjust the size of; to make a certain size.
- v. transitive To classify or arrange by size.
- v. transitive, colloquial To approximate the dimensions, estimate the size of.
- v. intransitive To take greater size; to increase in size.
- v. UK, obsolete To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
- n. A thin, weak glue used as primer for paper or canvas intended to be painted upon.
- n. Wallpaper paste.
- n. The thickened crust on coagulated blood.
- v. transitive To apply glue or other primer to a surface which is to be painted.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Six.
- n. A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
- n. Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
- v. To cover with size; to prepare with size.
- n. obsolete A settled quantity or allowance. See assize.
- n. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular dinner at commons; -- corresponding to
- n. Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude.
- n. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc..
- n. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for sale.
- 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.
- v. rare, rare To fix the standard of.
- v. To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
- v. (Mil.) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
- v. (Mining) To sift, as pieces of ore or metal, in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
- v. To swell; to increase the bulk of.
- v. (Mech.) To bring or adjust anything exactly to a required dimension, as by cutting.
- v. To take greater size; to increase in size.
- v. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
- n. the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
- v. sort according to size
- n. the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
- v. make to a size; bring to a suitable size
- adj. (used in combination) sized
- n. a large magnitude
- n. the actual state of affairs
- v. cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
- n. any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics
- Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 1, above. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sise, from Old French, court session, law, short for assise; see assize.Middle English sise, probably from Old French, a setting; see size1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Since a specified size described as nominal size can never exactly be found two dimensions are necessary between which the actual size may vary.”
“The solution: create a structure with the standard elements, allocate too much memory, and the rest is the element. struct dyn_list int size; struct dyn_list* next; void* node_alloc (unsigned int size)/* returns pointer to element */struct dyn_list* h = malloc (sizeof (struct dyn_list) +size);”
“; ~ LV_GetText (name, A_EventInfo,1); ~ LV_GetText (size, A_EventInfo,2); ~ tooltip, Name: \% name\%\%A_Tab\%Size: \% size\%”
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“▀▀▀ ░ release size·: 702Mb ░ ▀▀▀ movie year···: 2010 audio········: 133 kbps mp3 2 ch runtime······: 84 min source·······: PAL DVD format·······: 1015kb/s xvid frame size ...”
“StringRight, size, p_type, 1 loop, \% size\% value + = * ((p_address+p_offset) + (A_Index-1)) value: = - ((~value+1) & ((2** (8*size)) -1))”
“StringRight, size, p_type, 1 loop, % size% value + = * ((p_address+p_offset) + (A_Index-1)) value: = - ((~value+1) & ((2** (8*size)) -1))”
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