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Meaning of "size" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SIZE

From Old French sise, shortened from assiseassize.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SIZE

size  [saɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Size is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb size in English.

WHAT DOES SIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Size

The word size may refer to how big or small something is. In particular: ▪ Measurement, the process or the result of determining the magnitude of a quantity, such as length or mass, relative to a unit of measurement, such as a meter or a kilogram ▪ Dimensions, including length, width, height, diameter, perimeter, area, volume ▪ Clothing sizes such as shoe size ▪ Body dimensions ▪ Human height, the distance from the bottom of the feet to the top of the head in a human body standing erect ▪ Human weight ▪ In statistics, the size of the test refers to the rate of false positives, denoted by α ▪ In computing, file size ▪ size, a command-line Unix tool ▪ Magnitude, magnitude or size of a mathematical object ▪ Magnitude of brightness or intensity of a star or an earthquake as measured on a logarithmic scale ▪ In mathematics there are, in addition to the dimensions mentioned above, various other concepts of size for sets: ▪ measure, a systematic...

Definition of size in the English dictionary

The first definition of size in the dictionary is the dimensions, proportions, amount, or extent of something. Other definition of size is large or great dimensions, etc. Size is also one of a series of graduated measurements, as of clothing.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SIZE

PRESENT

Present
I size
you size
he/she/it sizes
we size
you size
they size
Present continuous
I am sizing
you are sizing
he/she/it is sizing
we are sizing
you are sizing
they are sizing
Present perfect
I have sized
you have sized
he/she/it has sized
we have sized
you have sized
they have sized
Present perfect continuous
I have been sizing
you have been sizing
he/she/it has been sizing
we have been sizing
you have been sizing
they have been sizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sized
you sized
he/she/it sized
we sized
you sized
they sized
Past continuous
I was sizing
you were sizing
he/she/it was sizing
we were sizing
you were sizing
they were sizing
Past perfect
I had sized
you had sized
he/she/it had sized
we had sized
you had sized
they had sized
Past perfect continuous
I had been sizing
you had been sizing
he/she/it had been sizing
we had been sizing
you had been sizing
they had been sizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will size
you will size
he/she/it will size
we will size
you will size
they will size
Future continuous
I will be sizing
you will be sizing
he/she/it will be sizing
we will be sizing
you will be sizing
they will be sizing
Future perfect
I will have sized
you will have sized
he/she/it will have sized
we will have sized
you will have sized
they will have sized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sizing
you will have been sizing
he/she/it will have been sizing
we will have been sizing
you will have been sizing
they will have been sizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would size
you would size
he/she/it would size
we would size
you would size
they would size
Conditional continuous
I would be sizing
you would be sizing
he/she/it would be sizing
we would be sizing
you would be sizing
they would be sizing
Conditional perfect
I would have size
you would have size
he/she/it would have size
we would have size
you would have size
they would have size
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sizing
you would have been sizing
he/she/it would have been sizing
we would have been sizing
you would have been sizing
they would have been sizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you size
we let´s size
you size
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to size
Past participle
sized
Present Participle
sizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIZE


advertise
ˈædvəˌtaɪz
analyse
ˈænəˌlaɪz
customize
ˈkʌstəˌmaɪz
enterprise
ˈɛntəˌpraɪz
exercise
ˈɛksəˌsaɪz
eyes
aɪz
full-size
ˌfʊlˈsaɪz
organize
ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
otherwise
ˈʌðəˌwaɪz
prize
praɪz
realize
ˈrɪəˌlaɪz
recognize
ˈrɛkəɡˌnaɪz
resize
ˌriːˈsaɪz
rise
raɪz
sunrise
ˈsʌnˌraɪz
supplies
səˈplaɪz
surprise
səˈpraɪz
ties
taɪz
utilize
ˈjuːtɪˌlaɪz
wise
waɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIZE

sizable
sizableness
sizably
sizar
sizarship
size queen
size up
size zero
size-weight illusion
sizeable
sizeableness
sizeably
sized
sizeism
sizeist
sizel
sizer
siziness
sizing
sizism

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIZE

apologize
authorize
Belize
bize
characterize
emphasize
maize
maximize
minimize
one-size
optimize
oversize
personalize
plus size
plus-size
seize
socialize
specialize
summarize
visualize

Synonyms and antonyms of size in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SIZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «size» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of size

Translation of «size» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIZE

Find out the translation of size to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of size from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «size» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尺寸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tamaño
570 millions of speakers

English

size
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَجْم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

размер
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tamanho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আয়তন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

taille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Saiz
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Größe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サイズ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ukuran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kích cỡ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அளவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boyut
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dimensione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozmiar
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

розмір
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mărime
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μέγεθος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

grootte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

storlek
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

størrelse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of size

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIZE»

The term «size» is very widely used and occupies the 462 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of size
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIZE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «size» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «size» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about size

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «SIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word size.
1
David Agus
We all need to figure out what's right for us because nothing about life is one size fits all. Even for an Olympian, that's for sure. And such discovery starts with you paying attention - to yourself.
2
Rashid al-Ghannushi
Tunisia will continue to be a source of influence, not through its size but through the ideas and the models that it represents.
3
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Today's cinema is a global art form, it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France, representing no more than 4% of the world's total.
4
Fatty Arbuckle
I've never used my weight to get a laugh. That is, used my size as the subject for humor. You never saw me stuck in a door-way or stuck in a chair.
5
Ireland Baldwin
I have received nasty e-mails, messages on Twitter and ridiculous comments, not only about my size, but my family.
6
Michael Bay
A lot of directors don't want the pressure of a movie the size of Pearl Harbor. But I love it. I thrive on it.
7
John Tyler Bonner
Any object, whether animate or inanimate, will have a size. Airplanes, boats, or musical string instruments vary in size just like animals and plants, and in all cases, their size and their material construction are totally different matters even though they affect one another.
8
Mark Canton
I am fortunate enough to have worked on, and continue to work on, evolutionary movies in all formats from just simple good story telling, which still matters most of all, to CG movies to tent-pole size 3D movies, and genre 3D movies like 'Piranha 3D.'
9
Eric Cantor
We will cut programs, we will try to rein in the size of the bureaucracy. We will bring federal pay scales that have become so exaggerated into line with market rates.
10
Adam Clayton
A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIZE»

Discover the use of size in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to size and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Principles, Methods and Application of Particle Size Analysis
A book exploring particle size analysis of sedimentary deposits.
James P. M. Syvitski, 2007
2
Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
You too can feel great in your body right now—and Health at Every Size will show you how. Health at Every Size has been scientifically proven to boost health and self-esteem.
Linda Bacon, 2013
3
Particle Size Measurements: Fundamentals, Practice, Quality
This book focuses on the practical aspects of particle size measurement: a major difference with existing books, which have a more theoretical approach.
Henk G. Merkus, 2009
4
Sample Size Calculations in Clinical Research
This volume provides formulas and procedures for determination of sample size required not only for testing equality, but also for testing non-inferiority/superiority, and equivalence (similarity) based on both untransformed (raw) data and ...
Shein-Chung Chow, Hansheng Wang, Jun Shao, 2003
5
Body Size in Mammalian Paleobiology: Estimation and ...
This valuable collection of essays presents and evaluates techniques of body-mass estimation and reviews current and potential applications of body-size estimates in paleobiology.
John Douglas Damuth, Bruce J. MacFadden, 1990
6
The Size of Nations
In The Size of Nations, they argue that the optimal size of a country is determined by a cost-benefit trade-off between the benefits of size and the costs of heterogeneity.
Enrico Spolaore, Alberto Alesina, 2005
7
Determining Sample Size : Balancing Power, Precision, and ...
This pocket guide shows social work students, educators, and researchers how to prevent some of the mistakes that would result from a wrong sample size decision by describing and critiquing four main approaches to determining sample size.
Patrick Dattalo Associate Professor in the School of Social Work Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007
8
Fracture and Size Effect in Concrete and Other Quasibrittle ...
Whether you are an engineering student or a practicing engineer, this book provides you with a clear presentation, including full derivations and examples, from which you can gain real understanding of fracture and size effect in concrete ...
Zdenek P. Bazant, Jaime Planas, 1997
9
Standard Guide to Small-Size U.S. Paper Money - 1928-Date
Serving collectors and dealers turned into the profitability of the small-size market, this edition delivers the most up-to-date census of small-size currency available.
John Schwarz, Scott Lindquist, 2009
10
Particle Size Analysis
This book is comprehensive in its coverage of particle size analysis and includes contributions on such characterization techniques as microscopy using fractal analysis, light diffraction, light scattering with the phase doppler technique, ...
N. Stanley-Wood, Roy W. Lines, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term size is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mannequin supplier says size 10 is 'reasonable' for displays after …
"We know that sizes are getting bigger, people are getting bigger. But we still feel size 10 is a reasonable, if not correct, representation for the retailer to have in ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
As Plus-Size Fashion Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up
If you're a woman of a certain size, shopping for clothes can be a downer. Even though the average American woman is around a size 14, most department store ... «NPR, Jul 15»
3
Plus-size customer stands up to body shaming in Old Navy
In the post, Taylor thanks Old Navy for "having adorable clothes for all shapes & sizes" and describes what she says was an upsetting incident she witnessed in ... «CNN, Jul 15»
4
Airline group scraps plan to reduce size of carry-on luggage after …
International Air Transport Associations senior vice president Tom Windmuller holds up the group's proposed ideal-size carry-on bag. The group is cancelling its ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Airlines could shrink carry-on bag size
Airlines set their own carry-on limits but the recommendation, if adopted, could lead them to trim bag sizes at most major carriers. No North American carriers ... «CNNMoney, Jun 15»
6
Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Covers People Magazine
We've been a fan of Holliday (née Munster) since we named her one of the Faces of Plus-Size Fashion back in 2012. With striking good looks, it's no wonder ... «Refinery29, May 15»
7
Rebel Wilson launching a plus-size fashion line for Torrid
Always wanted to dress like Rebel Wilson? Good news: The Pitch Perfect 2 star has teamed up with plus-size fashion brand Torrid to create an exclusive ... «Entertainment Weekly, May 15»
8
Starbucks adds new 'mini' size
Starbucks isn't the only chain trying to tempt people with more modest serving sizes. Sonic offers ice cream shakes in a “mini” size and recently ran a limited-time ... «KRON4.com, May 15»
9
"Plus size clothes should not be available on the high street …
Jamelia told Loose Women viewers she believes that plus size clothes should only be available in specialist shops. She thinks that high street stores are helping ... «mirror.co.uk, Apr 15»
10
Researchers nearly double the size of worker ants
Researchers have changed the size of a handful of Florida ants by chemically modifying their DNA, rather than by changing its encoded information. The work is ... «Science AAAS, Mar 15»

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