Dictionary: SIX'TI-ETH – SKAT'ER

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SIX'TI-ETH, a. [Sax. sixteogotha.]

The ordinal of sixty.

SIX'TY, a. [Sax. sixtig.]

Ten times six.

SIX'TY, n.

The number of six times ten.

SIZ'A-BLE, a. [from size.]

  1. Of considerable bulk. – Hurd.
  2. Being of reasonable or suitable size; as, sizable timber.

SIZE, n.1 [either contracted from assize, or from the L. scissus. I take it to be from the former, and from the sense of setting, as we apply the word to the assize of bread.]

  1. Bulk; bigness; magnitude; extent of superficies. Size particularly expresses thickness; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of a ship or of a rock. A man may be tall, with little size of body.
  2. A settled quantity or allowance. [Contracted from assize.]
  3. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank and character; as, men of less size and quality. [Not much used.] – L'Estrange.
  4. With shoemakers, a measure of length.

SIZE, n.2 [W. syth, stiff, rigid, and size; Sp. sisa; from the root of assize, that which sets or fixes.]

  1. A glutinous substance prepared from different materials; used in manufactures.
  2. An instrument consisting of thin leaves fastened together at one end by a rivet; used for ascertaining the size of pearls. – Encyc.

SIZE, v.t.

  1. To adjust or arrange according to size or bulk. – Hudibras.
  2. To settle; to fix the standard of; as, to size weights and measures. [Now little used.]
  3. To cover with size; to prepare with size.
  4. To swell; to increase the bulk of. – Beaum. Fletcher.
  5. Among Cornish miners, to separate the finer from the coarser parts of a metal by sifting them through a wire sieve. – Encyc.

SIZ'ED, pp.

  1. Adjusted according to size; prepared with size.
  2. adj. Having a particular magnitude. And as my love is siz'd my fear is so. – Shak. Note. This word is used in compounds; as, large-sized, common-sized, middle-sized, &c.

SIZ'EL, n.

In coining, the residue of bars of silver, after; pieces are cut out for coins.

SI'ZER, n.

In the University of Cambridge, a student of the rank next below that of a pensioner.


With shoemakers, a measuring stick.

SIZ'I-NESS, n. [from airy.]

Glutinousness; viscousness; the quality of size; as, the siziness of blood.


A glutinous substance used in manufactures. [See size.]

SIZ'ING, ppr.

Arranging according to size.

SIZ'Y, a. [from size.]

Glutinous; thick and viscous; ropy; having the adhesiveness of size; as, sizy blood. – Arbuthnot.


Hurtful; mischievous. [Not in use.] – Ray.

SKAD'DLE, n. [Sax. scath, sceath.]

Hurt; damage. [Not in use.]


The embryos of bees. [Not in use.] – Bailey.

SKAIN, n. [Fr. escaigne.]

A knot of thread, yarn or silk, or a number of knots collected. – Encyc. Art. Rope.


A messmate; a companion. [Not in use.] – Shak.

SKALD, n. [Qu. Sw. scalla, to sing.]

An ancient Scandinavian poet or bard.

SKATE, n.1 [D. schaats; probably from the root of shoot; It. scatto, a slip or slide.]

A sort of shoe furnished with a smooth iron for sliding on ice.

SKATE, n.2 [Sax. sceadda; L. squatus; squatina; W. câth vor, or morgath, that is, seacat. This shows that skate is formed on cat. The primary sense of cat, I do not know; but in W. câth eithen, is a hare; that is, furze or gorse-cat.]

A fish of the ray kind, [Raia Batis;] called the variegated ray-fish. It is a flat fish, large and thin, some of them weighing nearly two hundred pounds. – Dict. Nat. Hist.

SKATE, v.i.

To slide or move on skates.


One who skates on ice. – Johnson.