American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A glaze or filler; size.
- n. Treatment of a fabric or other surface with size.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any act or process indicated by size, verb
- n. Specifically, in university use:
- n. An order for extra food or drink from the buttery.
- n. Any article so ordered; a size.
- n. In mining, sorting the crushed or stamped ores into grains of various sizes, in order that a more perfect separation of the various mineral and metalliferous substances of which the ore is made up may afterward be effected by the use of such ore-dressing or separating apparatus as may be considered suitable for the purpose. The most commonly employed form of sizing apparatus is the trommel, a revolving cylindrical sieve, used single or in various combinations. There are various other machines for sizing or classifying ores; among them are the pointed box (also called
pyramidal boxand spitzkasten) the labyrinth, the Engis trough, the Thirian washer, the Dorr classifier, the siphon separator, etc. The labyrinth is the oldest form, but is now much less important than it formerly was. See labyrinth, 5, and pointed box (under pointed).
- n. The act or process of applying size or preparing with size.
- n. Size prepared for use in any mechanical trade
- n. A gelatinous glue for glazing or sizing canvas, paper, plaster or wood; often made from animal skins.
- n. paste
- n. UK, dated food and drink ordered from the buttery by a student
- v. present participle of size.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Act of covering or treating with size.
- n. A weak glue used in various trades; size.
- n. The act of sorting with respect to size.
- n. The act of bringing anything to a certain size.
- n. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) Food and drink ordered from the buttery by a student.
- n. any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics
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“The result is we have irritating errors in sizing and locations of some walls and windows as well as corners than aren't square.”
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“We must remember, in sizing up the prospects of the Reform Party, that the Bulgarian nation is still a divided nation.”
“The toe strap is tight and the length of velcro to adjust for sizing is short.”
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