Learn English – Which would you use: full-size, full-sized, full size or full sized


I want to use full-sized, as in:

Click here to download a full-sized version of this image.

But Google NGrams disagrees:

"Full size" wins overwhelmingly, with "full sized" marginally above zero.

So, given:

  1. full-size
  2. full-sized
  3. full size
  4. full sized

which would you employ and why?

Best Answer

From Collins Cobuild English Dictionary:

full-size or full-sized A full-size or full-sized model or picture is the same size as the thing or person that it represents.

So, I would choose one of those options and trust the dictionary.