or king-sized

[ king-sahyz ]
/ ˈkɪŋˌsaɪz /


larger or longer than the usual size.
(of a bed) extra large, usually measuring between 76 and 78 inches (193 and 198 cm) wide and between 80 and 84 inches (203 and 213 cm) long.
pertaining to or made for a king-size bed: king-size sheets.
(of a cigarette) extra long, in contrast to the standard length.
very large, important, or serious; major: a king-size job.


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Origin of king-size

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for king-size




larger or longer than a standard size
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