- to form an estimate of (a situation, person, etc.); judge: They sized him up with a look.
- to meet a certain standard: He doesn't size up to my expectations.
Idioms about size
- to put on briefly in order to test the fit of, as a garment or shoes.
- to consider, evaluate, do, or use before taking further action: We'll try the plan on for size to see whether it's practical.
Origin of size1
synonym study for size
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sizesighs, size
Words nearby size
Other definitions for size (2 of 2)
Origin of size2
How to use size in a sentence
What this lacks in size and storage capacity, it makes up for in portability.
There are some other compromises that you’ll have to make for that small size, as well.Sony built a tiny mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor inside|Stan Horaczek|September 16, 2020|Popular-Science
Based on their value proposition and size, there can also be data analytics departments involved, web development teams, etc.How would an SEO agency be built today? Part 2: Current business model(s)|Sponsored Content: SEOmonitor|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Land
Finally, for better visual stability, Google recommends using size attributes for images and videos and loading content from the top.
To do that, we have to look at things like “effect sizes” of previous studies and translate them into pandemic-relevant metrics.Why Coming Up With Effective Interventions To Address COVID-19 Is So Hard|Neil Lewis Jr. (email@example.com)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Families stuff a life-size male doll with memories of the outgoing year and dress him in their clothing.
In 2013, with a similar-size budget but more detainees, the cost worked out to about $2.7 million per detainee.
Then make it clear that there will be no bailouts, not that there will be bailouts up to this or that size.
The report detailed such techniques as "rectal rehydration" and the use of coffin-size confinement boxes.
As I size up the scene, Jack White now wears the crown … and he wears it well.
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
But just wishing never made anyone larger or taller, not even a pig, and Squinty stayed the same size.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
The great park which surrounded it was one of the most celebrated in all England, celebrated alike for its size and its beauty.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
All were of small size, and in good part devoted to spirited political discussion.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
A girl of forty-two weeks showed the same excitement at the sight of a life-size painting of a cat as at that of a real cat.Children's Ways|James Sully
British Dictionary definitions for size (1 of 2)
Derived forms of sizesizer, noun
Word Origin for size
usage for size
British Dictionary definitions for size (2 of 2)
Derived forms of sizesizy, adjective
Word Origin for size
Other Idioms and Phrases with size
In addition to the idiom beginning with size
- size up
- cut down (to size)
- pick on (someone your own size)
- take down a notch (to size)
- that's about the size of it
- try on (for size)