- to design or manufacture a smaller version or type of: The automotive industry downsized its cars for improved fuel economy.
- to reduce in number; cut back.
- Also down·sized. being of a smaller size or version: a downsize car.
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.
That short-lived golden period ended around 2000 as Hollywood began to slash budgets and downsize productions.How OWN Got Its Groove Back
June 21, 2013
- to reduce the operating costs of a company by reducing the number of people it employs
- to reduce the size of or produce a smaller version of (something)
- to upgrade (a computer system) by replacing a mainframe or minicomputer with a network of microcomputersCompare rightsize
Word Origin and History for downsize
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.”