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king-size

[king-sahyz] /ˈkɪŋˌsaɪz/
adjective
1.
larger or longer than the usual size.
2.
(of a bed) extra large, usually measuring between 76 and 78 inches (193 and 198 cm) wide and between 80 and 84 inches (203 and 213 cm) long.
3.
pertaining to or made for a king-size bed:
king-size sheets.
4.
(of a cigarette) extra long, in contrast to the standard length.
5.
very large, important, or serious; major:
a king-size job.
Also, king-sized.
Compare queen-size for 1-3; for 2, 3.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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Examples from the web for king-size
  • Don't worry-you won't need a giant oven for this king-size tart.
  • The rewards could be as king-size as the vehicles' cabs.
  • Their beverage of preference is a king-size bottle of beer.
  • In-room amenities depend on the style of room and can include a whirlpool tub, private balcony and a king-size bed.
  • The standard rooms come with one queen-size bed and the junior suites feature a king-size bed and a sofa.
  • Honeymooners can choose one of three king suites featuring a whirlpool tub, non-smoking room and king-size bed.
  • Rooms feature a king-size bed, double bed or a water bed.
  • At many places along the shore line the beaches are strewn with jagged coral rocks and king-size boulders.
  • The colleague replied that it was a large one-bedroom apartment that holds a king-size bed and still had plenty of space.
British Dictionary definitions for king-size

king-size

adjective
1.
larger or longer than a standard size
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for king-size

king-size

adjective

Very large; extra large: Your nagging gives me a king-size headache/ The new king-sized rockets stopped three Red tanks (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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