Definition for SIZE

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.

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