or size·a·ble

[sahy-zuh-buh l]


of considerable size; fairly large: He inherited a sizable fortune.
Obsolete. of convenient or suitable size.

Origin of sizable

First recorded in 1605–15; size1 + -able
Related formssiz·a·ble·ness, nounsiz·a·bly, adverbun·siz·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sizable

Contemporary Examples of sizable

Historical Examples of sizable

  • Nevertheless, there was a sizable turnout of people for the afternoon performance.

    From Place to Place

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Tom had with him quite a sizable trunk full of clothing, as had most others of them.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • Sornal would get his freedom, and there might be sizable damages.

    Alarm Clock

    Everett B. Cole

  • Shvernik said, "First you take a sizable portion of vodka, like this."


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • They have nearly 700 children there, and all sizable youngsters.

    Dear Enemy

    Jean Webster

British Dictionary definitions for sizable




quite large
Derived Formssizableness or sizeableness, nounsizably or sizeably, adverb
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