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Noun: saying  sey-ing
  1. A word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
    "pardon the saying";
    - expression, locution
Verb: say (said)  sey
  1. Express in words
    "He said that he wanted to marry her";
    - state, tell
  2. Report or maintain
    "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money";
    - allege, aver
  3. Express a supposition
    "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?";
    - suppose
  4. Have or contain a certain wording or form
    "What does the law say?";
    - read
  5. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    "I said to him to go home";
    - order, tell, enjoin
  6. Say (a word, phrase or syllable) in a certain way
    "I cannot say 'zip wire'";
    - pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate
  7. Communicate or express nonverbally
    "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
  8. Utter aloud
    "She said 'Hello' to everyone in the office"
  9. State as one's opinion or judgement; declare
    "I say let's forget this whole business"
  10. Recite or repeat a fixed text
    "Say grace"; "She said her 'Hail Mary'"
  11. Indicate
    "The clock says noon"

Derived forms: sayings

Type of: assert, asseverate, convey, express, feature, give tongue to, have, language, maintain, muse, oral communication, read, recite, record, register, request, show, speculate, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, voice communication

Encyclopedia: Saying

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