Definition of family-sized in US English:


(also family-size)


  • Large enough to suit or satisfy a whole family.

    ‘there is plenty of space for a family-sized dining table’
    ‘a family-sized bucket of boneless chicken’
    • ‘Prizes include a family-sized barbecue, a three-course meal for two at the Grouse pub and a luxury meat hamper.’
    • ‘The scheme will accommodate 1,500 people in 650 high-quality, family-sized apartments on a former derelict warehouse site.’
    • ‘A school, a park and some family-sized apartments are just what the overcrowded Westlake neighborhood has needed.’
    • ‘Mum's goody bag often contained a lethal mix of pork pies, cakes and family-sized packs of sweets.’
    • ‘A half-eaten banana and family-sized bag of peanuts were left on the front seat.’
    • ‘Numerous family-size packs of crisps are discarded on the floor.’
    • ‘The proposed 720 properties would range from apartments to family-sized houses.’
    • ‘This room has been extended and is generously sized, with ample space for a family-sized dining table.’
    • ‘House prices in Dublin have been driven up because of a shortage of family-sized homes in the city.’
    • ‘In more recent years, the huge, spindly, family-sized frame tents have largely given way to caravans and motorhomes.’
    • ‘In the 1950s, a 'family-sized' bottle of Coke was 26 ounces, while now a single-serve bottle is 20 ounces.’
    • ‘At the football ground a large camp has been set up, with family-sized tents.’
    • ‘There are two more double bedrooms and a family-sized bathroom at this level.’
    • ‘Last night, I left a party around midnight and popped into a grocery store for two family-sized candy bars before hailing a cab.’
    • ‘They need a roomy, family-sized car.’
    • ‘Do these soft fruits come in family-sized packs?’
    • ‘I am not surprised that many people on an average income can no longer afford a family-sized car or a decent-sized house.’
    • ‘There is space for a family-sized breakfast table to the side of the kitchen.’
    • ‘This month alone, my cats have vanquished all manner of foes, from a wood pigeon to a terrier-Pekinese cross, to a family-sized bag of Kettle Chips.’
    • ‘After supper, she has a family-size bar of chocolate, a king-size chocolate bar, the remainder of the biscuits and two large bowls of cereal.’
    large, sizeable, of considerable size, substantial, considerable, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, mighty, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, epic, mountainous, megalithic, monstrous, brobdingnagian
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