Size

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The size of something is how much space the thing takes. It can also be described as how big or small something is.

Sizes can be measured. When a size is measured, it is given a number.[1]

Words for sizes[change | change source]

little
palmer is very small, as in short.
  • small means "little"
  • tiny means "very little"
big
  • large means "big"
  • huge means "very big"

Small and big are opposites.

Examples[change | change source]

Example 1
  • A yellow box is 2 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1 metre deep. The box has a volume of 6 cubic metres.
  • A green box is 3 metres long, 3 metres wide and 1 metre deep. The size of the green box is 9 cubic metres.
The green box is larger in size than the yellow box.
Example 2
  • A red box is 2 feet long, 3 feet wide and 1 foot deep. The box has a volume of 6 cubic feet.
  • A blue box is 3 feet long, 3 feet wide and 1 foot deep. The size of the blue box is 9 cubic feet.
The blue box is larger in size than the red box.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The size of an object might also be described by several numbers.