sizesize1 /saɪz/ ●●●S1W1 noun 🔊 🔊 1how big [countable, uncountable]SIZE how big or small something is 🔊 He’s a small boy, about John’s size. 🔊 The Jensens’ house is about the same size as ours.size of 🔊 The firm underestimated the size of the market for their new product. 🔊 I saw a spider the size of (=the same size as) my hand in the backyard. 🔊 He’s quite a big dog, but he’s still not full size yet.in size 🔊 The apartment is roughly 360 square feet in size.(of) that/this size (=as big as that or this) 🔊 In a class this size, there are bound to be a few troublemakers. 🔊 We can’t give loans of that size to just anyone.in all/different/various (shapes and) sizes 🔊 These phones come in all shapes and sizes.good/fair/nice size (=fairly big) 🔊 The breakfast room is a good size.2very big [uncountable]BIG used to say that something is very bigsize of 🔊 I can’t believe the size of her car! 🔊 The sheer size of the classes makes learning difficult for students.3clothes/goods [countable]DCSIZE one of a set of standardmeasuresaccording to which clothes and other goods are produced and sold 🔊 These shoes are one size too big. 🔊 The shirts come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. 🔊 Do you have these pants in a size 12?4 →large-sized/medium-sized/pocket-size etc5 →do something to size6 →that’s about the size of it7paste [uncountable] (also sizing) a thickstickyliquid used for giving stiffness and a shinysurface to cloth, paper etc, or used to preparewalls for wallpaper → cut somebody down to sizeat cut down, → try something on for sizeat try1(2)COLLOCATIONSadjectivesthe same sizeThe water vole is about the same size as a rat.a different sizeSix towns of different sizes were selected for the research.a good/fair/nice size (=fairly big)The garden is a good size.the small size of somethingOne problem was the very small size of the department.the large size of somethingThey are very peaceful fish, despite their large size.the sheer size of something (=used to emphasize that something is large)The sheer size of some dinosaurs is amazing.something’s original sizeThe lake has already shrunk to half its original size.full size (=the largest size that something can have)Is this violin full size?phrasesbe twice the size of somethingThe creature was about twice the size of a small dog.be half the size of somethingKosovo is about half the size of Wales.THESAURUSsize noun [countable, uncountable] how big someone or something isWhat size is that shirt?The price will depend on the size and quality of the carpet.Your desk is exactly the same size as mine.Fire has destroyed an area of forest the size of Luxembourg.The seeds are very small, about half the size of a grain of salt.There were several pieces of wood of different sizes.Cover the dough and allow it to rise until it has doubled in size.The black spots on her skin seemed to be slowly increasing in size.The American states vary enormously in size, from very large to very small.In a class this size, there will always be a few problems.dimensions noun [plural] the length, width, and height of an object, room, building etcWhat are the dimensions of the table?measurements noun [plural] the length, width, or height of something, or of someone’s bodyI need to check the measurements of the window.Your waist measurement is 31 inches.The nurse took my measurements.proportions noun [plural] the relativesizes of the different parts of an object, room, building etcThe proportions don’t look right to me.You can sit in the Plaza and admire the proportions of the cathedral.area noun [countable, uncountable] the amount of space that a flat surface such as a floor or field coversTo measure the area of a room, you need to multiply the length by the width.extent noun [uncountable] the size of a large areaThe extent of the ranch is enormous.The island measured about 1,600 kilometres in extent.bulk noun [uncountable] the very large size of somethingThe statue’s massive bulk made it difficult to move. his enormous bulkThe view was dominated by the huge bulk of the power station.capacity noun [singular] the amount that a container will holdThe capacity of the tank is around 500 gallons.The computer’s memory has a capacity of over 200 megabytes.All the storage units were filled to capacity.volume noun [singular] the amount of space that a substancefills, or that an object containsThe average domestic swimming pool has a volume of 45,000 litres.This instrument measures the volume of air in your lungs.Help me figure out the volume of this fish tank.The shifting of continents has an impact on the volume of water the oceans can contain.
size• Shrimp are sized for canning into large, medium and small.• He had sized me up, he later explained, and had decided to take me under his wing.• For watercolourists, it is critical to find a paper that is perfectly sized, so washes simply shimmer on the surface.