Definition of man-sized in US English:


(also man-size)


  • 1Of the size of a human being.

    ‘man-sized plants’
    1. 1.1 Large enough to occupy, suit, or satisfy a man.
      ‘a man-sized breakfast’
      • ‘They're too much for one little girl, but they make a perfect man-sized meal.’
      • ‘Khan's mum and dad Shah and Falak were jumping for joy as their boy completed another man-sized mission against the awkward southpaw.’
      • ‘Just then, his arms gave up and he collapsed, then the six man-sized boulders came crashing down on him.’
      • ‘And I've bought myself a new pair of man-size black rubber gloves to withstand the one and aid in the wielding of the other.’
      • ‘The fried potatoes were a little dry and our guest remarked that he would have preferred boiled potatoes with it, but never the less it was an enjoyable and man-sized dish.’
      • ‘Got a late start, blew off the gym for a man-sized brunch at Annie's, then some quality cell phone time with a bud.’
      • ‘It grew heavier and heavier until it felt like he was shouldering a man-sized slab of stone and had to set the body down.’
      • ‘I finger-tipped the last crumbs of my wafer-thin slice of cake and put the plate down, ruefully, looking with some envy at Graham finishing the last of a huge man-sized chunk.’
      • ‘While not a heaping man-sized portion, it made for a satisfying meal.’
      • ‘Consider the ceremony of the weighing of the emperor, with all those flamboyantly robed courtiers arranged in strictly hierarchical order around the man-sized scales.’
      • ‘This morning I've struggled back in to work armed with a bottle of linctus and a large box of tissues, man-size for man-flu!’
      • ‘Faced with a menu in a restaurant, he would usually order some man-sized dish such as prawns, only to lose interest as soon as it arrived.’
      • ‘Fast hits on man-sized targets were achieved by focusing just on the outer ring.’
      • ‘We clobbered clawed beasts with a man-sized war-hammer and flung them against polished, marble walls.’
      • ‘It was a man-size portion that more than satisfied.’
      • ‘The mushroom cloud diminished until it was no bigger than a man-sized saguaro, a desert cactus.’
      • ‘However, this is annoyingly located in the bottom left-hand corner, which makes the device tricky to grip as the action heats up, and will cause swift thumb-ache for those with man-sized digits.’
      • ‘Except that the senior citizen's plate is smaller than a normal man-sized plate, and the serving smaller in consequence.’
      • ‘She looked up and grinned at the man-sized vent in the ceiling.’
      • ‘So, what is it about a man with a man-sized shaft on his scooter that threatens people?’
      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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