king-size

or king-sized

[king-sahyz]
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adjective
  1. larger or longer than the usual size.
  2. (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.
  3. pertaining to or made for a king-size bed: king-size sheets.
  4. (of a cigarette) extra long, in contrast to the standard length.
  5. very large, important, or serious; major: a king-size job.
Compare queen-size for 1–3; full-size, twin-size for 2, 3.

Origin of king-size

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for king-size

Historical Examples of king-size

  • Listen, something's got to be done about this king-size mob of camp followers we've got.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • The king-size, easy-going Californian looked more like the early Joe Louis than ever.

    Border, Breed Nor Birth

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • King-size sidewalk cafes occupy three of the strategic corners on the Place de France.

    I'm a Stranger Here Myself

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • The Chief pulled out a drawer and brought forth a king-size box of kitchen matches.

    Revolution

    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • At the G'sufa everybody upped with their king-size mugs and drank each other's health.

    Unborn Tomorrow

    Dallas McCord Reynolds


British Dictionary definitions for king-size

king-size

king-sized

adjective
  1. larger or longer than a standard size
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