Words Relating to Space

Section II.—Dimensions

1°. General Dimensions
  1. Size (Substantives), magnitude, dimension, bulk, volume, largeness, greatness 31, expanse, amplitude, mass, massiveness.
  2. Capacity, capaciousness, tonnage (or tunnage), calibre, scantling.

    Average size, stock size.

    Turgidity, turgidness, expansion 194, corpulence, adiposity, obesity, chubbiness, plumpness, embonpoint, stoutness, out-size, hypertrophy; corporation, flesh and blood, brawn, brawniness.

    Hugeness, vastness, enormousness, enormity, immensity, monstrousness, monstrosity; infinity 105.

    A giant, Brobdignagian, Antdèus, Gargantua, monster, whale, leviathan, elephant, mammoth, porpoise, colossus, tun, lump, chunk, bulk, block, boulder, mass, bushel, whacker, thumper, whopper, spanker, behemoth.

    (Phrases). A Triton among the minnows; the lion's share; Benjamin's mess.

    A mountain, mound, heap 72.

    (Verbs). To be large, etc., to become large, see Expansion 194.

    (Adjectives). Large, big, great, considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massy, capacious, comprehensive, mighty.

    Corpulent, stout, fat, plump, buxom, lusty, strapping, bouncing, portly, burly, brawny, fleshy, beefy, goodly, in good case, chopping, jolly, chubby, full-grown, chub-faced, lubberly, hulking, unwieldy, lumpish, gaunt, stalwart, spanking.

    Overgrown, bloated, tumid, turgid, hypertrophied, swollen, pot-bellied, swag-bellied, puffy, distended, œdematous, dropsical.

    Squab, dumpy, squat, squabby, tubby, roly-poly, podgy,pursy, blowsy.

    Huge, immense, enormous, mighty, unbounded, vast, vasty, amplitudinous, stupendous, in-ordinate, preposterous, thumping, whacking, whopping, monstrous, monster; gigantic, giantlike, colossal, mountainous, elephantine, Gargantuan, Falstaffian, Brobdignagian; indefinite, infinite, unbounded.

    (Phrases). Large as life; plump as a partridge; fat as a pig; fat as a quail; fat as butter; fat as brawn;1 plump as a dumpling; fat as bacon.

  3. Littleness (Substantives), smallness 32, minuteness, diminutiveness, exiguity, inextension, puniness, dwarfishness, epitome, duodecimo, rudiment, microcosm.
  4. Leanness, emaciation, thinness 203, macilency, flaccidity, meagreness, marcor.

    A dwarf, runt, pygmy, Lilliputian, chit, bantam, urchin, elf, doll, puppet, skeleton, ghost, spindle-shanks, shadow, Tom Thumb, manikin.

    Animalcule, mite, insect, emmet, fly, gnat, shrimp, minnow, worm, grub, tit, tomtit, runt, mouse, small fry, mushroom, pollard, millet - seed, mustard - seed, grain of sand, mole-hill.

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