sizer

1
[sahy-zer]
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noun

any device for measuring or sorting objects according to size.
a worker who judges or sorts objects according to size.

Nearby words

  1. size-up,
  2. size-weight illusion,
  3. sizeable,
  4. sized,
  5. sizeism,
  6. sizing,
  7. sizy,
  8. sizzle,
  9. sizzler,
  10. sizzling

Origin of sizer

1
First recorded in 1670–80; size1 + -er1

sizer

2
[sahy-zer]

noun

sizar

or siz·er

[sahy-zer]

noun

(at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.

Origin of sizar

First recorded in 1580–90; size1 + -ar3

Related formssiz·ar·ship, nounsub·siz·ar, nounsub·siz·ar·ship, noun

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Examples from the Web for sizer

  • A shawl is a hat and hurt and a red balloon and an under coat and a sizer a sizer of talks.

    Tender Buttons|Gertrude Stein


British Dictionary definitions for sizer

sizar

noun

British (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
Derived Formssizarship, noun

Word Origin for sizar

C16: from earlier sizer, from size 1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')

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Word Origin and History for sizer
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for sizer

sizer

[sīzər]

n.

A cylinder of variable diameter, with rounded ends, used to measure the internal diameter of the bowel in preparation for stapling.

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