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Definitions of say

  1. To assert. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To try; to assay. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; - in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To utter in words; declare; speak; to state as a decision; as, I say he shall go; allege; suppose; as, he had, say ten thousand dollars a year; utter from memory; as, to say a poem. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To utter in words: to speak: to declare: to state: to answer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To speak; utter; declare either orally or in writing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To suppose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To express an opinion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To speak: to relate: to state:-pa.t. and pa.p. said (sed). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. indicate; "The clock says noon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. To make an assertion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To utter in words; to speak; to declare; to utter; to allege; to repeat; to pronounce; to report; to answer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To speak in words; to declare; to tell in any manner; to state; to answer or reply; to pronounce and not sing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Saying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. the chance to speak; "let him have his say" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Tried quality; temper; proof. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Essay; trial; attempt. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A kind of silk or satin. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Something said, or what one has to say: used only in to have one's say, etc.; colloquially, one's turn or right to express an opinion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Sayer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Something said: a remark: a speech. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. What one has said or has to say. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A speech; something said. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. Speech; what one has to say; impera. tell me; speak. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  42. To Speak; tell declare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. Said. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
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