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size

noun  /sɑɪz/ us  

size noun (DEGREE)

[C/U] the degree to which something or someone is large or small: [C] an average size [U] to double in size [U] Have you seen the size of their house? [C] Skirts come in many colors and sizes. [U] The camera is roughly the size of a business-card case.

size noun (MEASURE)

[C] one of the standard measures according to which goods are made or sold: She generally wears a size 12. What is your shoe size? The boxes come in many sizes.

size

adjective  /ˌsɑɪz/ (also sized,  /ˌsɑɪzd/) us  

size adjective (OF PARTICULAR DEGREE)

of a particular size: The house is tiny, just three medium-size rooms and a kitchen. We can give you a special rental rate on a full-sized car (= a large car).
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