|1.||[ noun ] the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)|
"a wolf is about the size of a large dog"
|Related terms:||magnitude distance smallness circumference largeness small large|
|2.||[ noun ] (clothing) the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)|
"he wears a size 13 shoe"
|Related terms:||measure property number petite regular large stout quarto outsize small octavo extra_large|
|3.||[ adjective ] (used in combination) "the economy-size package"|
|Related terms:||combining_form sized|
|4.||[ verb ] cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)|
|5.||[ noun ] any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics|
"size gives body to a fabric"
|6.||[ noun ] (informal) the actual state of affairs|
"that's the size of the situation" "she hates me, that's about the size of it"
|Related terms:||situation colloquialism|
|7.||[ verb ] sort according to size|
|8.||[ verb ] make to a size; bring to a suitable size|
|Related terms:||change_magnitude scale resize size_up|
|9.||[ noun ] a large magnitude|
"he blanched when he saw the size of the bill" "the only city of any size in that area"