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[king-sahyz] /ˈkɪŋˌsaɪz/
larger or longer than the usual size.
(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.
pertaining to or made for a king-size bed:
king-size sheets.
(of a cigarette) extra long, in contrast to the standard length.
very large, important, or serious; major:
a king-size job.
Compare queen-size for 1-3; for 2, 3.
Origin of king-size
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


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



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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