sizeable

[ sahy-zuh-buh l ]
/ ˈsaɪ zə bəl /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. size queen,
  2. size up,
  3. size zero,
  4. size-up,
  5. size-weight illusion,
  6. sized,
  7. sizeism,
  8. sizer,
  9. sizing,
  10. sizy

Related formssize·a·ble·ness, nounsize·a·bly, adverbun·size·a·ble, adjective

sizable

or size·a·ble

[ sahy-zuh-buh l ]
/ ˈsaɪ zə bəl /

adjective

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

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British Dictionary definitions for sizeable

sizable

sizeable

/ (ˈsaɪzəbəl) /

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for sizeable

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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