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Etymology 1

From Old French cise, sise, apheticism of assise ‘assize’.

Noun

Singular
size

Plural
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size ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An assize.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 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.
  2. (obsolete) A regulation, piece of ordinance.
  3. (obsolete) A regulation determining the amount of money paid in fees, taxes etc.
  4. (obsolete) A set amount of something.
  5. The dimensions or magnitude of a thing; how big something is.
    The size of the building seemed to have increased since I was last there.
  6. A specific set of dimensions for clothing etc. seen as fitting a person or set of persons.
    I don't think we have the red one in your size.
  7. (graph theory) A number of edges in a graph.
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Verb

Infinitive
to size

Third person singular
siz

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to size (third-person singular simple present siz, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To adjust the size of; to make a certain size.
  2. (transitive) To classify or arrange by size.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To approximate the dimensions, estimate the size of.
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Etymology 2

Origin uncertain, perhaps related to Etymology 1, above.

Noun

Singular
size

Plural
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size ({{{1}}})
  1. A thin, weak glue used as primer for paper or canvas intended to be painted upon.
  2. Wallpaper paste.
  3. The thickened crust on coagulated blood.
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Verb

Infinitive
to size

Third person singular
siz

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to size (third-person singular simple present siz, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To apply glue or other primer to a surface which is to be painted.
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