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appraise, assess, evaluate, eye up, get (something) taped     (Brit. informal)   get the measure of, take stock of  
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  ( sizes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( sizing    present participle)   ( sized    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   Thesizeof something is how big or small it is. Something's size is determined by comparing it to other things, counting it, or measuring it.  
usu the N of n  
Scientists have found the bones of a hoofed grazing animal about the size of a small horse..., In 1970 the average size of a French farm was 19 hectares..., ...shelves containing books of various sizes.     
2       n-uncount   Thesizeof something is the fact that it is very large.  
usu the N of n  
He knows the size of the task..., Jack walked around the hotel and was mesmerized by its sheer size.     
3       n-count   A size is one of a series of graded measurements, especially for things such as clothes or shoes.  
My sister is the same height but only a size 12..., I tried them on and they were the right size.      size up             phrasal verb   If you size up    a person or situation, you carefully look at the person or think about the situation, so that you can decide how to act.      
INFORMAL   Some US manufacturers have been sizing up the UK as a possible market for their clothes...      V P n (not pron)  
He spent the evening sizing me up intellectually.      V n P  

full-size      , full-sized  
A full-size or full-sized model or picture is the same size as the thing or person that it represents.      adj   ADJ n  
I made a full-size cardboard model.     
king-size      , king-sized  
A king-size or king-sized version of something is a larger size than the standard version, and may be the largest size available.      adj   usu ADJ n  
...a king-size bed., ...king-size cigarettes.     
A life-size representation of someone or something, for example a painting or sculpture, is the same size as the person or thing that they represent.      adj  
...a life-size statue of an Indian boy.     
queen-size      , queen-sized  
A queen-size bed is larger than a double bed, but smaller than a king-size bed.      adj   ADJ n  
-size   , -sized  
1       comb in adj   You can use -size or -sized in combination with nouns to form adjectives which indicate that something is the same size as something else.  
...golfball-sized lumps of coarse black rock.     
2       comb in adj   You can use -size or -sized in combination with adjectives to form adjectives which describe the size of something.  
...full-size gymnasiums., ...a medium-sized college.     
3       comb in adj   You can use -size or -sized in combination with nouns to form adjectives which indicate that something is big enough or small enough to be suitable for a particular job or purpose.  
...a small passport-size photograph., ...a child-sized knife.     

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size, size, sizzle, sizeable

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device combining the features of a smartphone and a tablet, with a size in the middle
[Bus.];[Comp.] like Samsung Galaxy Note
have similar qualities or a similar size, position etc to something else
When I was in the 8th grade in Japan, I broke down my right hand, so I needed to write everything by my left hand and my left hand writing did not correspond to my right one.
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