verb (used with object), down·sized, down·siz·ing.
- downscale ,
Origin of downsize
Examples from the Web for downsize
Downsize Fitness, a Chicago-based, overweight-only gym, is upsizing in a hurry.
But Downsize Fitness, which requires members to be overweight, plans to make a profit by creating community.
Downsize wants to grow by opening gyms under its own name and ownership, rather than selling franchises and licenses.
Downsize has combined these three insights into a new business model.
verb -sizes, -sizing or -sized (tr)
1986 in reference to companies shedding jobs; earlier (1975) in reference to U.S. automakers building smaller cars and trucks (supposedly a coinage at General Motors), from down (adv.) + size (v.). Related: Downsized; downsizing.
To reduce in number, especially personnel: “The company decided to downsize half the workers in the aircraft division.” It can also be used in reference to objects: “I decided to downsize my wardrobe and threw out all my old T-shirts.”