"size" Definition

Definitions for the word "size" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 relative dimensions, magnitude. 2 each of the classes into which similar things are divided according to size. v. (-zing) sort in sizes or according to size. the size of it colloq. The truth of the matter. Size up colloq. Form a judgement of. sized adj. (also in comb.). [french sise]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. n.
Sticky solution used in glazing paper, stiffening textiles, etc. v. (-zing) treat with size. [perhaps = *size1]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
3. slang
to order extras over and above the usual commons at the dinner in college halls. Soup, pastry, &c., are SIZINGS, and are paid for at a certain specified rate per SIZE, or portion, to the college cook. Peculiar to Cambridge. Minsheu says, “SIZE, a farthing which schollers in Cambridge have at the buttery, noted with the letter _s_.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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