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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Size  \Size\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sized};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  cover  with  size;  to  prepare  with  size. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Size  \Size\,  n.  [Abbrev.  from  assize.  See  {Assize},  and  cf 
  {Size}  glue.] 
  1.  A  settled  quantity  or  allowance.  See  {Assize}.  [Obs.]  ``To 
  scant  my  sizes.''  --Shak. 
  2.  (Univ.  of  Cambridge,  Eng.)  An  allowance  of  food  and  drink 
  from  the  buttery,  aside  from  the  regular  dinner  at 
  commons;  --  corresponding  to  battel  at  Oxford. 
  3.  Extent  of  superficies  or  volume;  bulk;  bigness;  magnitude; 
  as  the  size  of  a  tree  or  of  a  mast;  the  size  of  a  ship  or 
  of  a  rock. 
  4.  Figurative  bulk;  condition  as  to  rank,  ability,  character, 
  etc.;  as  the  office  demands  a  man  of  larger  size. 
  Men  of  a  less  size  and  quality.  --L'Estrange. 
  The  middling  or  lower  size  of  people.  --Swift. 
  5.  A  conventional  relative  measure  of  dimension,  as  for 
  shoes,  gloves,  and  other  articles  made  up  for  sale. 
  6.  An  instrument  consisting  of  a  number  of  perforated  gauges 
  fastened  together  at  one  end  by  a  rivet,  --  used  for 
  ascertaining  the  size  of  pearls.  --Knight. 
  {Size  roll},  a  small  piese  of  parchment  added  to  a  roll. 
  {Size  stick},  a  measuring  stick  used  by  shoemakers  for 
  ascertaining  the  size  of  the  foot. 
  Syn:  Dimension;  bigness;  largeness;  greatness;  magnitude. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Size  \Size\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  take  greater  size;  to  increase  in  size. 
  Our  desires  give  them  fashion,  and  so  As  they  wax 
  lesser,  fall,  as  they  size,  grow.  --Donne. 
  2.  (Univ.  of  Cambridge,  Eng.)  To  order  food  or  drink  from  the 
  buttery;  hence  to  enter  a  score,  as  upon  the  buttery 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Size  \Size\,  n.  [See  {Sice},  and  {Sise}.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Size  \Size\,  n.  [OIt.  sisa  glue  used  by  painters,  shortened  fr 
  assisa,  fr  assidere  p.  p.  assiso,  to  make  to  sit  to  seat, 
  to  place  L.  assidere  to  sit  down  ad  +  sidere  to  sit  down 
  akin  to  sedere  to  sit  See  {Sit},  v.  i.,  and  cf  {Assize}, 
  {Size}  bulk.] 
  1.  A  thin,  weak  glue  used  in  various  trades,  as  in  painting, 
  bookbinding,  paper  making,  etc 
  2.  Any  viscous  substance,  as  gilder's  varnish. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Size  \Size\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  fix  the  standard  of  ``To  size  weights  and  measures.'' 
  [R.]  --Bacon. 
  2.  To  adjust  or  arrange  according  to  size  or  bulk. 
  a  (Mil.)  To  take  the  height  of  men,  in  order  to  place 
  them  in  the  ranks  according  to  their  stature. 
  b  (Mining)  To  sift,  as  pieces  of  ore  or  metal,  in  order 
  to  separate  the  finer  from  the  coarser  parts 
  3.  To  swell;  to  increase  the  bulk  of  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  4.  (Mech.)  To  bring  or  adjust  anything  exactly  to  a  required 
  dimension,  as  by  cutting. 
  {To  size  up},  to  estimate  or  ascertain  the  character  and 
  ability  of  See  4th  {Size},  4.  [Slang,  U.S.] 
  We  had  to  size  up  our  fellow  legislators.  --The 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Assize  \As*size"\,  n.  [OE.  assise,  asise,  OF  assise,  F. 
  assises  assembly  of  judges,  the  decree  pronounced  by  them 
  tax,  impost,  fr  assis,  assise,  p.  p.  of  asseoir  fr  L. 
  assid?re  to  sit  by  ad  +  sed[=e]re  to  sit  See  {Sit},  {Size}, 
  and  cf  {Excise},  {Assess}.] 
  1.  An  assembly  of  knights  and  other  substantial  men,  with  a 
  bailiff  or  justice,  in  a  certain  place  and  at  a  certain 
  time,  for  public  business.  [Obs.] 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  A  special  kind  of  jury  or  inquest. 
  b  A  kind  of  writ  or  real  action 
  c  A  verdict  or  finding  of  a  jury  upon  such  writ. 
  d  A  statute  or  ordinance  in  general.  Specifically:  (1)  A 
  statute  regulating  the  weight,  measure,  and 
  proportions  of  ingredients  and  the  price  of  articles 
  sold  in  the  market;  as  the  assize  of  bread  and  other 
  provisions;  (2)  A  statute  fixing  the  standard  of 
  weights  and  measures. 
  e  Anything  fixed  or  reduced  to  a  certainty  in  point  of 
  time,  number,  quantity,  quality,  weight,  measure, 
  etc.;  as  rent  of  assize.  --Glanvill.  --Spelman. 
  --Cowell.  --Blackstone.  --Tomlins.  --Burrill. 
  Note:  [This  term  is  not  now  used  in  England  in  the  sense  of  a 
  writ  or  real  action  and  seldom  of  a  jury  of  any  kind 
  but  in  Scotch  practice  it  is  still  technically  applied 
  to  the  jury  in  criminal  cases.  --Stephen.  --Burrill. 
  f  A  court,  the  sitting  or  session  of  a  court,  for  the 
  trial  of  processes,  whether  civil  or  criminal,  by  a 
  judge  and  jury.  --Blackstone.  --Wharton.  --Encyc. 
  g  The  periodical  sessions  of  the  judges  of  the  superior 
  courts  in  every  county  of  England  for  the  purpose  of 
  administering  justice  in  the  trial  and  determination 
  of  civil  and  criminal  cases;  --  usually  in  the  plural. 
  --Brande.  --Wharton.  --Craig.  --Burrill. 
  h  The  time  or  place  of  holding  the  court  of  assize;  -- 
  generally  in  the  plural,  assizes. 
  3.  Measure;  dimension;  size.  [In  this  sense  now  corrupted 
  into  {size}.] 
  An  hundred  cubits  high  by  just  assize.  --Spenser. 
  [Formerly  written,  as  in  French,  {assise}.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (used  in  combination)  "the  economy-size  package"; 
  "average-sized  houses" 
  n  1:  the  physical  magnitude  of  something  (how  big  it  is);  "a  wolf 
  is  about  the  size  of  a  large  dog" 
  2:  the  property  resulting  from  being  one  of  a  series  of 
  graduated  measurements  (as  of  clothing);  "he  wears  a  size 
  13  shoe" 
  3:  any  glutinous  material  used  to  fill  pores  in  surfaces  or  to 
  stiffen  fabrics;  "size  gives  body  to  a  fabric"  [syn:  {sizing}] 
  4:  (informal)  the  actual  state  of  affairs;  "that's  the  size  of 
  the  situation";  "she  hates  me  that's  about  the  size  of 
  it"  [syn:  {size  of  it}] 
  5:  a  large  magnitude;  "he  blanched  when  he  saw  the  size  of  the 
  bill";  "the  only  city  of  any  size  in  that  area" 
  v  1:  cover  or  stiffen  or  glaze  a  porous  material  with  size  or 
  sizing  (a  glutinous  substance) 
  2:  sort  according  to  size 
  3:  make  to  a  size;  bring  to  a  suitable  size 

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