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  • IPA(key): /saɪz/

OhfishuL ETymoLogy:

size (n.)

Probably a misdivision of l'assise as la sise. The sense of "extent, amount, volume, magnitude" (c. 1300) is from the notion of regulating something by fixing the amount of it (weights, food portions, etc.). Specific sense of "set of dimensions of a manufactured article for sale" is attested from 1590s.

c. 1300, "an ordinance to fix the amount of a payment or tax," from Old French sise, shortened form of assise "session, assessment, regulation, manner," noun use of fem. past participle of asseoir "to cause to sit," from Latin assidere/adsidere "to sit beside" (and thus to assist in the office of a judge), "sit with in counsel or office," from ad "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to sit," from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit."

size (v.)

c. 1400, "to regulate," from size (n.). Meaning "to make of a certain size" is from c. 1600; that of "to classify according to size" is first attested 1630s. Verbal phrase size up "estimate, assess" is from 1847 and retains the root sense of size (n.). Related: Sized; sizing.

size (sahyz)

1. the spatial dimensions, proportions, magnitude, or bulk of anything.
2. considerable or great magnitude.
3. one of a series of graduated measures for articles of manufacture or trade
4. extent; amount; range.
5. actual condition, circumstance, or state of affairs.
6. a number of population or contents.
7. Obsolete. a fixed standard of quality or quantity, as for food or drink.

verb (used with object), sized, sizing.
8. to separate or sort according to size.
9. to make of a certain size.
10. Metallurgy. to press (a sintered compact) to close tolerances.
11. Obsolete. to regulate or control according to a fixed standard.