queen-size or queen-sized [kween-sahyz] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. (of a bed) larger than a double bed, but smaller than king-size, usually 60 inches (152 cm) wide and 80 inches (203 cm) long.
  2. pertaining to or made for a queen-size bed: queen-size blankets.
  3. of a size larger than average; often used as a euphemism: a store specializing in queen-size clothing.

Compare king-size for defs 1–3; full-size, twin-size for defs 1, 2. Origin of queen-size First recorded in 1955–60; by analogy with king-size Examples from the Web for queen-size Contemporary Examples of queen-size

  • The Lunar Bed holds a queen-size mattress resting on a six-foot-tall platform with an enclosed dome glass ceiling.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for queen-size queen-size queen-sized adjective

    1. (of a bed, etc) larger or longer than normal size but smaller or shorter than king-size

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