What is size?

  • (noun): The property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing).
    Example: "He wears a size 13 shoe"
    See also — Additional definitions below


The word size may refer to how big or small something is. In particular:

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Wikipedia:Extended Image Syntax - Detailed Syntax - Size
... Zero or one of these options may be specified to control the size of the image ... of images with captions, if the image is already smaller than the requested size, then the image retains its original size (it is not enlarged) ... captions, the image will be enlarged or reduced to match the requested size ...
Narrowboat - Size
... lengths from about 30 feet (9.1 m) upwards, to allow parties of different sizes or different budgets to hire a boat ...
Herzogtum Lauenburg - Politics - Organisation
... place via offices, which are often of a very manageable size ... draft of the Ministry of the Interior, a minimum size of 8000 inhabitants was to be implemented for Ă„mter and independent municipalities as a regional reorganization due 1 April 2007 ... However, a minimum size for municipalities belonging to an Amt has not yet been officially determined ...
Nipple - In Humans - Changes in Size
... The average projection and size of human female nipples is slightly more than 3/8 of an inch (10mm) ... Pregnancy and nursing tend to increase nipple size, sometimes permanently ...
Yellow Claw Reprints
... Claw #1 "The Coming of the Yellow Claw" - Reprinted in Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #1 (Sept. 1974) "The Yellow Claw Strikes", "Trap for Jimmy Woo" - Reprinted in Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #2 (Dec. 1972 character of Phil Kane revised as Nick Fury) and Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #3 (March 1975) "Concentrate on Chaos" - Reprinted in Giant-Size Master of Kung Fu #3 ...

More definitions of "size":

  • (noun): A large magnitude.
    Example: "He blanched when he saw the size of the bill"; "the only city of any size in that area"
  • (noun): The actual state of affairs.
    Example: "That's the size of the situation"; "she hates me, that's about the size of it"
    Synonyms: size of it
  • (noun): Any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics.
    Example: "Size gives body to a fabric"
    Synonyms: sizing
  • (adj): (used in combination) sized.
    Example: "The economy-size package"; "average-size house"
  • (verb): Sort according to size.
  • (verb): Cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance).
  • (noun): The physical magnitude of something (how big it is).
    Example: "A wolf is about the size of a large dog"
  • (verb): Make to a size; bring to a suitable size.

Famous quotes containing the word size:

    It is very considerably smaller than Australia and British Somaliland put together. As things stand at present there is nothing much the Texans can do about this, and ... they are inclined to shy away from the subject in ordinary conversation, muttering defensively about the size of oranges.
    Alex Atkinson, British humor writer. repr. In Present Laughter, ed. Alan Coren (1982)

    There are some persons we could not cut down to size without diminishing ourselves as well.
    Jean Rostand (1894–1977)

    Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.
    Aristotle (384 B.C.–322 B.C.)