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[kween-sahyz] /ˈkwinˌsaɪz/
(of a bed) larger than a double bed, but smaller than king-size, usually 60 inches (152 cm) wide and 80 inches (203 cm) long.
pertaining to or made for a queen-size bed:
queen-size blankets.
of a size larger than average; often used as a euphemism:
a store specializing in queen-size clothing.
Also, queen-sized.
Compare king-size for defs 1–3; for defs 1, 2.
Origin of queen-size
1955-60; by analogy with king-size Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for queen-size
  • Each cottage has room for six guests and includes two bedrooms and a loft with a queen-size bed.
  • For the next scene, two crew members wheel a queen-size bed into place.
  • They would stumble about on the queen-size sofa in her room, neither of them really knowing what to do.
  • Cheap outdoor options that let you sleep in a queen-size bed after a round of mini golf.
  • Studios feature fully equipped kitchenettes, a queen-size bed, and a pullout sofa.
  • There is also a loft sleeping space with storage and a queen-size mattress area.
  • Each medium-size studio apartment has a semiprivate patio, a living-room area, and a queen-size bed.
  • Rooms are configured with one queen-size or one double-size and twin-size bed.
  • Room types available are a standard room with a double bed or queen-size bed.
  • Amenities include a whirlpool tub, living-room area with a queen-size sofa bed and fully furnished kitchen area.
British Dictionary definitions for queen-size


(of a bed, etc) larger or longer than normal size but smaller or shorter than king-size
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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