Size vs Mound - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between size and mound

is that size is or size can be a thin, weak glue used as primer for paper or canvas intended to be painted upon while mound is (obsolete|anatomy|measurement|figuratively) a hand.

As verbs the difference between size and mound

is that size is to adjust the size of; to make a certain size or size can be to apply glue or other primer to a surface which is to be painted while mound is to fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc to.

size

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete, outside, dialects) An assize.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, page 560:
  • I know you would have women above the law, but it is all a lye; I heard his lordship say at size , that no one is above the law.
  • (obsolete) A regulation determining the amount of money paid in fees, taxes etc.
  • (obsolete) A fixed standard for the magnitude, quality, quantity etc. of goods, especially food and drink.
  • * Shakespeare
  • to scant my sizes
  • The dimensions or magnitude of a thing; how big something is.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=[The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].}}
  • (obsolete) A regulation, piece of ordinance.
  • A specific set of dimensions for a manufactured article, especially clothing.
  • (graph theory) A number of edges in a graph.
  • (figurative, dated) Degree of rank, ability, character, etc.
  • * L'Estrange
  • men of a less size and quality
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • the middling or lower size of people
  • An instrument consisting of a number of perforated gauges fastened together at one end by a rivet, used for measuring the size of pearls.
  • (Knight)
    Synonyms
    * See also

    Verb

    (siz)
  • To adjust the size of; to make a certain size.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • a statute to size weights, and measures
  • To classify or arrange by size.
  • # (military) To take the height of men, in order to place them in the ranks according to their stature.
  • # (mining) To sift (pieces of ore or metal) in order to separate the finer from the coarser parts.
  • (colloquial) To approximate the dimensions, estimate the size of.
  • To take a greater size; to increase in size.
  • * John Donne
  • Our desires give them fashion, and so, / As they wax lesser, fall, as they size , grow.
  • (UK, Cambridge University, obsolete) To order food or drink from the buttery; hence, to enter a score, as upon the buttery book.
  • (obsolete) To swell; to increase the bulk of.
  • (Beaumont and Fletcher)

    Etymology 2

    Old Italian , a glue used by painters, shortened from (assisa), from (assiso), to make to sit, to seat, to place.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A thin, weak glue used as primer for paper or canvas intended to be painted upon.
  • Wallpaper paste.
  • The thickened crust on coagulated blood.
  • Any viscous substance, such as gilder's varnish.
  • Verb

    (siz)
  • To apply glue or other primer to a surface which is to be painted.
  • mound

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
  • (obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
  • (obsolete) A helmet.
  • (obsolete) Might; size.
  • An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
  • A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
  • (baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
  • A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
  • (US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
  • Synonyms

    * (part of regalia) globus cruciger, globe, orb

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
  • To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
  • He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.

    See also

    * (wikipedia "mound") *