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queen-size vs. full-size

queen-size vs. full-size: What's the difference?

Queen-size and full-size refer to mattress sizes that are categorized between the double or twin and the king-size mattress sizes. A queen-size mattress is typically about 60 inches wide by 80 inches long, while one that is full-size is slightly smaller at around 54 inches wide and 75 or 76 inches long.

[ kween-sahyz ]
  1. (of a bed) larger than a double bed, but smaller than king-size, usually 60 inches (152 centimeters) wide and 80 inches (203 centimeters) long.
  2. pertaining to or made for a queen-size bed: queen-size blankets.
  3. of a size larger than average; often used as a euphemism: a store specializing in queen-size clothing.
[ fool-sahyz ]
  1. of the usual or normal size of its kind: a full-size kitchen.
  2. (of a bed) 54 inches (137 centimeters) wide and 75 or 76 inches (191 or 193 centimeters) long; double.
  3. pertaining to or made for a full-size bed: full-size sheets.

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