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sizeable

[sahy-zuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. sizable.
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Related formssize·a·ble·ness, nounsize·a·bly, adverbun·size·a·ble, adjective

sizable

or size·a·ble

[sahy-zuh-buh l]
adjective
  1. of considerable size; fairly large: He inherited a sizable fortune.
  2. Obsolete. of convenient or suitable size.
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Origin of sizable

First recorded in 1605–15; size1 + -able
Related formssiz·a·ble·ness, nounsiz·a·bly, adverbun·siz·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for sizeable

enormous, tremendous, humongous, colossal, monumental, whopping, gigantic, considerable, vast, sizeable, astronomic, epic, jumbo, mammoth, massive, monster, prodigious, ginormous, mega

Examples from the Web for sizeable

Contemporary Examples of sizeable

Historical Examples of sizeable

  • Farther on, Dan and Brad could see that it widened to a sizeable floor.

  • The potential for inter-ethnic tension is deemed to be sizeable by the West.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • Winnemucca is quite a sizeable town, and is the county seat of some county.

  • And now there's hardly a sizeable stick of timber left in the woods.

    Wanderers

    Knut Hamsun

  • She was a well-built, sizeable woman, with good proportions and fine health,—but a fool.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for sizeable

sizable

sizeable

adjective
  1. quite large
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Derived Formssizableness or sizeableness, nounsizably or sizeably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sizeable

adj.

also sizable, 1610s, "of relatively good, suitable, or desirable size, usually somewhat large" [Century Dictionary], from size + -able. Related: Sizeably; sizeableness.

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