sizer

1
[ sahy-zer ]
/ ˈsaɪ zər /
|

noun

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

Origin of sizer

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

Definition for sizer (2 of 3)

sizer

2
[ sahy-zer ]
/ ˈsaɪ zər /

noun


Definition for sizer (3 of 3)

sizar

or siz·er

[ sahy-zer ]
/ ˈsaɪ zər /

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 forms

siz·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

/ (ˈsaɪzə) /

noun

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

Derived Forms

sizarship, noun

Word Origin for sizar

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