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- 1.1 Pronunciation
- 1.2 Etymology 1
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- 2 Chinese
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This page has 26 definitions of size with English translations in 4 languages. Size is a noun, verb and pronoun. Examples of how to use size in a sentence are shown. Also define these 73 related words and terms: assize, amount, fees, taxes, standard, dimensions, magnitude, regulation, ordinance, dimension, clothing, graph theory, edges, graph, instrument, perforate, gauge, rivet, pearl, computing, file size, classify, military, height, rank, stature, mining, sift, food, drink, buttery, score, glue, primer, canvas, paste, crust, blood, viscous, gilder, varnish, 有, 一個, 傻仔, 人, 先, 用, 度, 自己, 的, 一日, 鞋, 不過, 市集, 發現, 所以, 唔知, 脚, 条, 鄭人買履, 經常, 在, 網上, 見到, 有人, 問, 波鞋, 好, 住, 白色, 勞工, siz, and you.
English size definition
From Middle English syse, sise (“regulation, control, limit”), from Old French cise, sise, aphetism of assise (“assize”). Displaced native Middle English grete, grette (“size”) (from Old English grīetu, grȳtu (“size, greatness”)).
- (obsolete outside dialects) An assize. [from 14th c.]
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, page 560:
- I know you would have women above the law, but it is all a lye; I heard his lordship say at size, that no one is above the law.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, page 560:
- (obsolete) A regulation determining the amount of money paid in fees, taxes etc. [14th-18th c.]
Fees definitionplural of
Taxes definitionplural of
- (obsolete) A fixed standard for the magnitude, quality, quantity etc. of goods, especially food and drink. [15th-17th c.]
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iv]:
- to scant my sizes
- The dimensions or magnitude of a thing; how big something is. [from 15th c.]
- 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
- [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].
- The size of the building seemed to have increased since I was last there.
Dimensions definitionplural of
- (obsolete) A regulation, piece of ordinance. [15th c.]
- A specific set of dimensions for a manufactured article, especially clothing. [from 16th c.]
- I don't think we have the red one in your size.
- (graph theory) A number of edges in a graph. [from 20th c.]
Graph definitionA data chart (graphical representation of data) intended to illustrate the relationship between a set (or sets) of numbers (quantities, measurements or indicative numbers) and a reference set, whose elements are indexed to those of the former set(s) and may or may not be numbers. (1 of 6 graph definitions)
- (figuratively, dated) Degree of rank, ability, character, etc.
- An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, used for measuring the size of pearls.
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Pearl definitionA shelly concretion, usually rounded, and having a brilliant luster, with varying tints, found in the mantle, or between the mantle and shell, of certain bivalve mollusks, especially in the pearl oysters and river mussels, and sometimes in certain univalves. It is usually due to a secretion of shelly substance around some irritating foreign particle. Its substance is the same as nacre, or mother-of-pearl. Round lustrous pearls are used in jewellery. (1 of 12 pearl definitions)
- (computing) file size
File Size definitionThe length of a file, often specified in bytes.
- See also Thesaurus:size
- → Cantonese: size (saai1 si2)
- → Irish: saghas
- → Japanese: サイズ (saizu)
- → Korean: 사이즈 (saijeu)
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Dictionary:Entry layout § Translations.
- (transitive) To adjust the size of; to make a certain size.
- 1622, Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban [i.e. Francis Bacon], The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh, […], London: […] W[illiam] Stansby for Matthew Lownes, and William Barret, OCLC 1086746628:
- a statute […] to size weights, and measures
- (transitive) To classify or arrange by size.
- (military) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
- (mining) To sift (pieces of ore or metal) in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
Military definitionCharacteristic of members of the armed forces. (1 of 4 military definitions)
Rank definitionThe symbol for rank.
Stature definitionA person or animal's natural height when standing upright. (1 of 2 stature definitions)
Mining definitionThe activity of removing solid valuables from the earth. (1 of 4 mining definitions)
- (transitive, colloquial) To approximate the dimensions, estimate the size of.
- (intransitive) To take a greater size; to increase in size.
- (Britain, Cambridge University, obsolete) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
- (transitive, obsolete) To swell; to increase the bulk of.
- 1613–1614, William Shakespeare; John Fletcher, “The Two Noble Kinsmen.”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1679, OCLC 3083972, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- blood-sized field
- (to adjust size): resize
From Middle English syse, of unclear origin; related to Old Italian sisa (“a glue used by painters”), perhaps ultimately related to size / syse (“amount”), or perhaps shortened from assisa, from assiso (“to make to sit, to seat, to place”)
size (plural sizes)
- A thin, weak glue used as primer for paper or canvas intended to be painted upon.
Primer definitionA prayer or devotional book intended for laity, initially an abridgment of the breviary and manual including the hours of the Virgin Mary, 15 gradual and 7 penitential psalms, the litany, the placebo and dirige forming the office of the dead, and the commendations. (1 of 5 primer definitions)
- Wallpaper paste.
- The thickened crust on coagulated blood.
- Any viscous substance, such as gilder's varnish.
Chinese size definition
- 晒士, 嘥士
- (Cantonese) size
- 有一個傻仔鄭人先用繩度自己腳的size，有一日想買鞋，不過去到市集先發現自己無帶條繩，所以唔知買鞋買咩size。 [Cantonese, trad.]
- From: 2015, 史丹利, 睇淫故 學中文, 港股策略王, issue 40, page 79
- jau5 jat1 go3 so4 zai2 zeng6 jan4 sin1 jung6 sing4-2 dok6 zi6 gei2 goek3 dik1 saai1 si2, jau5 jat1 jat6 soeng2 maai5 haai4, bat1 gwo3 heoi3 dou3 si5 zaap6 sin1 faat3 jin6 zi6 gei2 mou5 daai3 tiu4 sing4-2, so2 ji5 m4 zi1 maai5 haai4 maai5 me1 saai1 si2. [Jyutping]
- There was a stupid guy from Zheng who used only a string to measure the size of his feet; one day, he wanted to buy shoes, but only when he got to the market did he realize that he didn't bring his string, so he didn't know what shoe size to buy.
有一个傻仔郑人先用绳度自己脚的size，有一日想买鞋，不过去到市集先发现自己无带条绳，所以唔知买鞋买咩size。 [Cantonese, simp.]
- 經常在網上見到有人問甚麼波鞋應「買咩size好？」 [Cantonese, trad.]
- From: 2016, Jerald Li, 還要問買甚麼size嗎？15款大熱波鞋size攻略
- ging1 soeng4 zoi6 mong5 soeng6 gin3 dou3-2 jau5 jan4 man6 sam6 mo1 bo1 haai4 jing1 “maai5 me1 saai1 si2 hou2?” [Jyutping]
- I always see people online asking something like "What size should I buy?" for sneakers
经常在网上见到有人问什么波鞋应“买咩size好？” [Cantonese, simp.]
有 definitionexistence (1 of 4 有 definitions)
一個 definitioncombination of the numeral 一 (“one”) and the generic classifier 個／个: a; an; one (1 of 2 一個 definitions)
傻仔 definitionstupid person; simpleton; fool; idiot (1 of 2 傻仔 definitions)
人 definitiona person, human (1 of 10 人 definitions)
先 definitionbefore, previous (1 of 7 先 definitions)
用 definitionuse (noun) (1 of 2 用 definitions)
度 definitiontime; whenever
自己 definitionself; oneself
的 definition-ive, -like, -ish, -ic, -ical, -y, kind of, sort of
一日 definitionone day (1 of 2 一日 definitions)
鞋 definitionalternative spelling of 靴 (“piece of footwear”)
不過 definitiononly; merely (1 of 2 不過 definitions)
市集 definitionfair (1 of 2 市集 definitions)
發現 definitionto discover; to find; to find out
唔知 definitionto not know
脚 definitionalternative spelling of 足 (“foot; leg”)
鄭人買履 definitiona person who rigidly adheres to rules and regulations (or established convention), while at the same time ignoring the reality of a situation
經常 definitionoften; regularly; frequently
在 definitionclipping of 在郷 (zaigō): countryside or outskirts
網上 definitionon the Internet; online
見到 definitionto see
有人 definitionto have someone there; to be occupied; to be manned
問 definitionalternative form of 問い
波鞋 definitionsneakers; trainers; athletic shoes
好 definitiona male given name
住 definitionthe act of dwelling, residing, living in a place (1 of 2 住 definitions)
白色 definitionwhite (color)
勞工 definitionlaborer; manual worker (1 of 3 勞工 definitions)
- 尺寸 (chǐcùn)
Turkish size definition
Turkmen size definition