Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • transitive verb To treat or coat with size or a similar substance.
  • noun The physical dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or extent of an object.
  • noun Any of a series of graduated categories of dimension whereby manufactured articles, such as shoes and clothing, are classified.
  • noun Considerable extent, amount, or dimensions.
  • noun Relative amount or number, as of population or contents.
  • noun Character, value, or status with reference to relative importance or the capacity to meet given requirements.
  • noun The actual state of affairs.
  • transitive verb To arrange, classify, or distribute according to size.
  • transitive verb To make, cut, or shape to a required size.
  • adjective Sized. Often used in combination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A fixed rate regulating the weight, measure, price, or proportion of any article, especially food or drink; a standard. See assize, n., 2.
  • noun A specified or fixed amount of food and drink; a ration.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A portion allotted by chance or fate; a share; a peculiar or individual allotment.
  • noun Grade of quality or importance; rank; class; degree; order.
  • noun Rate of dimension, whether linear, square, or solid; material proportions; relative magnitude; now the usual sense.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Extent, or volume, or magnitude in other respects, as of time, sound, or effort.
  • noun plural A session of a court of justice; assizes. See assize, 6.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A gelatinous wash used by painters, by paper-manufacturers, and in many industrial arts
  • noun A material resembling size, but of different origin, and used for its tenacity as a preparation for gilding and the like.
  • noun A glutinous printing-ink made to receive and retain the bronze-powder of gold or silver which is dusted on it.
  • noun In physiology, the buffy coat observed on the surface of coagulated blood in certain conditions.
  • noun In brickmaking, plasticity, as of the clay before burning.
  • 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 for. Compare battel.
  • To cut or trim to the size required.
  • noun Same as sice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
  • noun Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
  • noun Six.
  • intransitive verb To take greater size; to increase in size.
  • intransitive verb (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
  • transitive verb To cover with size; to prepare with size.
  • transitive verb rare, rare To fix the standard of.
  • transitive verb To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk.
  • transitive verb (Mil.) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English sise, probably from Old French, a setting; see size.]

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

[Middle English sise, from Old French, court session, law, short for assise; see assize.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 1, above.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English sise, syse ("regulation, control, limit"), from Old French cise, sise, aphetism of assise "assize". Displaced native Middle English grete, grette ("size") (from Old English grīetu, grȳtu ("size, greatness")).

Examples

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  • ; ~ LV_GetText (name, A_EventInfo,1); ~ LV_GetText (size, A_EventInfo,2); ~ tooltip, Name: \% name\%\%A_Tab\%Size: \% size\%

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  • IfGreaterOrEqual, offset, % size%, return A_ThisFunc "> Offset is bigger then size"

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  • ; ~ LV_GetText (name, A_EventInfo,1); ~ LV_GetText (size, A_EventInfo,2); ~ tooltip, Name: \% name\%\%A_Tab\%Size: \% size\%

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  • & else size: = % size% 'bytes' type % filename% ':' % ftyp% '(' % size% '); Last Modified' % datm%

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  • & s ftyp: = [attrib % filename% - type - br] & s size: = [attrib % filename% - l - br] & s datm: = [attrib % filename% - dtm - br] & s size: = [calc % size% * 2] & if % size% = 1 & then & s size: = % size% 'byte'

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  • Mrs. Todd had taken the onion out of her basket and laid it down upon the kitchen table. "There's Johnny Bowden come with us, you know," she reminded her mother." He 'll be hungry enough to eat his size."

    --Sarah Orne Jewett, 1896, The Country of the Pointed Firs

    January 28, 2010

  • I love the synonyms from the Century: "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."

    August 10, 2016

  • "Another method of marbling more familiar to Europeans and Americans is made on the surface of a viscous mucilage, known as size or sizing in English. This method is commonly referred to as "Turkish" marbling and is called ebru in Turkish, although ethnic Turkic peoples were not the only practitioners of the art, as Persian Tajiks and people of Indian origin also made these papers. The term "Turkish" was most likely used as a reference to the fact that many Europeans first encountered the art in Istanbul."

    -- https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Paper_marbling&oldid=736004595

    September 2, 2016