king-size

or king-sized

[king-sahyz]

adjective

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.

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

larger or longer than a standard size
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