sizer

sizer

1 [sahy-zer]

Origin:
1670–80; size1 + -er1

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sizer

2 [sahy-zer]
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size1 (saɪz)
 
n
1.  the dimensions, proportions, amount, or extent of something
2.  large or great dimensions, etc
3.  one of a series of graduated measurements, as of clothing: she takes size 4 shoes
4.  informal state of affairs as summarized: he's bankrupt, that's the size of it
 
vb
5.  to sort according to size
6.  (tr) to make or cut to a particular size or sizes
 
[C13: from Old French sise, shortened from assiseassize]
 
usage  The use of -size and -sized after large or small is redundant, except when describing something which is made in specific sizes: a large (not large-size) organization. Similarly, in size is redundant in the expressions large in size and small in size
 
'sizer1
 
n

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sizer siz·er (sī'zər)
n.
A cylinder of variable diameter, with rounded ends, used to measure the internal diameter of the bowel in preparation for stapling.

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