size

size
I UK [saɪz] / US noun
Word forms "size":
singular size plural sizes
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1) [countable/uncountable] how large or small something is
size of:

an engine size of 2000 cc

Moscow's metro system is less than half the size of New York's.

reduce/increase the size of something:

The president has promised to reduce the size of the army.

in size:

After six months the tumour had doubled in size.

cut something to size:

The boards should be cut to size and nailed into place.

full size (= as large as something will ever be):

The plants should reach full size in about four years.

all shapes and sizes (= many different types or forms):

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.

2) [countable] one of a series of standard measurements according to which goods are made or sold

What size shoes do you take?

a larger/smaller size:

Do you have this skirt in a larger size?

size 8/10/12 etc:

This dress is a size 12.

3) [uncountable] the fact that something is very large

The sheer size of the organization makes communication difficult.

4) [uncountable] a type of glue used for making paper or cloth become stiff and shiny
See:
cut down 6), try on 3), a)

II UK [saɪz] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "size":
present tense I/you/we/they size he/she/it sizes present participle sizing past tense sized past participle sized
1) to put things into groups according to their size
2) to make something a particular size
3) to apply size to the surface of cloth or paper
Phrasal verbs:

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