from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of considerable size; fairly large.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. fairly large

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of considerable size or bulk.
  • adj. Being of reasonable or suitable size.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a relatively good, suitable, or desirable size, usually somewhat large.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. large in amount or extent or degree
  • adj. fairly large


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  • On Wednesday, a group of 27 U.S. senators, Democrats and one Independent, sent a letter to President Obama urging what they called a "sizable and sustained" drawdown and a shift of course in U.S. strategy.

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  • Acting Fire Department Chief John Garvey said negotiations with Flanders had been ongoing and that department employees had agreed to what he called "sizable" cuts.

  • A McCain aide will only say that the amount is, quote, unquote, "sizable" -- Heidi?

    CNN Transcript May 27, 2008

  • Economists on both sides of the political aisle said that this was simply not believable, especially given McCain's other proposals to a) cut individual and corporate taxes even further, b) extend the Bush tax cuts and c) massively increase defense spending on manpower (200,000 more troops) and d) maintain a long-term sizable military presence in Iraq.

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  • He'd get a few nice pick-ups, maybe break a sizable run, then not see the ball for another three series.

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  • The program itself opens in a fairly small window which is not re-sizable, which is not something I am used to.

    Skuds' Sister's Brother

  • Still, New York police investigators said the car bomb would have torn the car apart and caused "sizable" deaths and injuries if it had detonated.

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  • The D.C. school system is preparing to dismiss a "sizable" number of teachers and other school employees who received substandard appraisals under a new evaluation system, a school official said Thursday.

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  • While Hillary is certainly the front runner among Democratic voters thus far, I would like to see how her "sizable" lead compares to those of Edwards and Obama in similar match-ups.

    Poll: Hillary Holds Sizable National Lead Over Rudy, Thompson

  • It's actually pretty difficult to make it into any kind of sizable offense standing by itself -- it's really only the hypocrisy that's a deep problem.

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