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sizar

Class:

noun

Etymology:

from earlier sizer, from size1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Sizar

At Trinity College, Dublin and the University of Cambridge, a sizar is a student who receives some form of assistance such as meals, lower fees or lodging during his or her period of study, in some cases in return for doing a defined job. The word is ... (47 of 843 words, pronunciation)

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Collins Dictionary:

sizar [British] | sizarship [noun, derived]

(at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college (16 of 194 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sizar

Oxford Dictionary:

sizar | sizarship [derived]

an undergraduate at Cambridge University or at Trinity College, Dublin, receiving financial help from the college and formerly having certain menial ... (21 of 55 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sizar

Merriam-Webster:

sizar | sizer

a student (as in the university of Cambridge) who receives an allowance toward college expenses and who originally acted as a servant to other ... (24 of 52 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sizar

Wiktionary:

sizar [British] | sizars [plural] | sizer

At certain universities, e.g. Cambridge and Dublin, a student who receives an allowance for his college expenses (study grant); originally in return for serving other (paying) students. (27 of 29 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sizar

New World Dictionary:

sizar | sizer

a student receiving a scholarship allowance at Trinity College, Dublin, or at Cambridge University (14 of 24 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sizar

Random House Dictionary:

sizar | sizer

(at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college. (17 of 23 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sizar

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

sizar [British]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from earlier sizer, from size1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sizar

Oxford Dictionary:

sizar

First use: late 16th century

Origin: obsolete size "ration of bread, beer, etc." + "-ar3"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sizar

Merriam-Webster:

sizar | sizer

First use: 1588

Origin: sizar alteration of sizer, from size

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sizar

Wiktionary:

sizar [British] | sizars [plural] | sizer

Origin: alterating derivation of size 'fixed portion' + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sizar

New World Dictionary:

sizar

Origin: "size" (sense) + "-ar"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sizar

size | sized [past tense] | sizing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English from Old French sise, aphetic for assise: see "assize" | Middle English syse, probably from Middle French sise, a setting: see "size"

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-ar

Origin: modeled on "scholar", etc. | Middle English -er from Old French -er, -ier, -air from Latin -aris; or directly from ... (19 of 31 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ar-suffix

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sizar [British]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sizar"

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the Free Dictionary:

sizar

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sizar"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sizar"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sizar

Google Dictionary:

sizar | sizars [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "sizar"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sizar

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sizar"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sizar​001 word=sizar

YourDictionary Audio:

sizar

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sizar" by speech synthesizer

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