1. Of considerable size or bulk. "A sizable volume." Bp. Hurd.
2. Being of reasonable or suitable size; as, sizable timber; sizable bulk. Arbuthnot.
(Si"zar) n. One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (Eng.) and Dublin, who,
having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar
corresponded to a servitor at Oxford.
The sizar paid nothing for food and tuition, and very little for lodging.Macaulay.
They formerly waited on the table at meals; but this is done away with. They were probably so called
from being thus employed in distributing the size, or provisions. See 4th Size, 2.
(Si"zar*ship), n. The position or standing of a sizar.
(Size) n. [See Sice, and Sise.] Six.
(Size) n. [OIt. sisa glue used by painters, shortened fr. assisa, fr. assidere, p. p. assiso, to
make to sit, to seat, to place, L. assidere to sit down; ad + sidere to sit down, akin to sedere to sit.
See Sit, v. i., and cf. Assize, Size bulk.]
1. A thin, weak glue used in various trades, as in painting, bookbinding, paper making, etc.
2. Any viscous substance, as gilder's varnish.
(Size), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sizing.] To cover with size; to prepare with
(Size), n. [Abbrev. from assize. See Assize, and cf. Size glue.]
1. A settled quantity or allowance. See Assize. [Obs.] "To scant my sizes." Shak.
2. (Univ. of Cambridge, Eng.) An allowance of food and drink from the buttery, aside from the regular
dinner at commons; corresponding to battel at Oxford.
3. Extent of superficies or volume; bulk; bigness; magnitude; as, the size of a tree or of a mast; the size of
a ship or of a rock.
4. Figurative bulk; condition as to rank, ability, character, etc.; as, the office demands a man of larger
Men of a less size and quality.L'Estrange.
The middling or lower size of people.Swift.
5. A conventional relative measure of dimension, as for shoes, gloves, and other articles made up for
6. An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet,
used for ascertaining the size of pearls. Knight.