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  1. report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the chance to speak; "let him have his say" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. indicate; "The clock says noon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. Said. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Saw. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Tried quality; temper; proof. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Essay; trial; attempt. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To try; to assay. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A kind of silk or satin. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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
  25. To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. To express an opinion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. 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.
  31. Sayer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. Saying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. To utter in words: to speak: to declare: to state: to answer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. 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.
  35. Something said: a remark: a speech. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. To Speak; tell declare. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. To speak; utter; declare either orally or in writing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To suppose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. To make an assertion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. What one has said or has to say. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. A speech; something said. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. 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.
  43. To assert. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  47. 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. dictgcide_fs
  48. s[=a], v.t. to utter in words: to speak: to declare: to state: to answer: to rehearse: to recite: to take for granted.--v.i. to speak: to relate: to state:--pa.t. and pa.p. said (sed).--n. something said: a remark: a speech: a saw.--ns. SAY'ER, one who says: a speaker: one who assays; SAY'ING, something said: an expression: a maxim; SAY'-SO, an authoritative declaration: a rumour, a mere report.--SAY TO, to think of.--IT IS SAID, or THEY SAY, it is commonly reputed; IT SAYS, equivalent to 'it is said;' THAT IS TO SAY, in other words. [A.S. secgan (sægde, gesægd); Ice. segja, Ger. sagen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  49. s[=a], n. (Spens.) assay, proof, temper (of a sword): (Shak.) taste, relish: a sample: trial by sample.--v.t. to assay, to try.--n. SAY'MASTER, one who makes proof. [A contr. of assay.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. s[=a], n. a thin kind of silk: a kind of woollen stuff.--adj. (Shak.) silken. [O. Fr. saie--Low L. seta, silk--L. seta, a bristle.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. s[=a], n. (Scot.) a strainer for milk. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. (now rare). Fine serge-like cloth. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. (said, pr. sed; archaic 3rd sing. pres., saith pr. seth), & n. Utter, make (specified remark), recite, rehearse, in ordinary speaking voice (s. the word, give the order &c.; s. no more, cease speaking; s. a good word for, commend or excuse; to be said or sung; s. no. yes, refuse, grant, request, also deny, confirm or accept, statement; s. out, express fully or candidly; s. one nay, refuse him something; has said his s., finished what he had to s.; s. lesson, repeat it to teacher; s. grace, prayer; s. something, s. grace, also make a speech; that is to s., in other words, as the whole family, t. i. t. s. four persons, also=or at least, as he never went, t. i. t. s. it is not recorded that he did, also cllipt. s. in giving sum in words after figures, as £500, s. five hundred pounds; he said \'You lie\'; says or said he &c., said I, says I colloq., forms inserted in repeating conversation; saying& doing, speech& action; I s., excl. used to draw attention, open a conversation, or express surprise, as I s., who was that?, I s., what a beauty!, or in same sense I say! alone); state, promise, prophesy, (he says all men or that all men are liars; you said you would; dare s.; they s., it is said, forms introducing rumour; it says in the Bible, the Bible says; goes without saying, is too obvious to need mention; hear s., hear it reported; so he says, he says so; you may well s. so, your statement is fully justified); speak, talk, (rare; s. away, s. what you have to s.; he said, & turned his back, in narrative poetry &c.); put into words, express, (that was well said); adduce or allege in argument or excuse (there is much to be said on both sides; have you nothing to s. for yourself?); form& give opinion or decision as to or abs. (there is no saying, it is hard to s., who it was; I can not s., do not know whether &c. or abs.; do s. which you will have; what s. you to a theatre?, are you inclined for it?; & so s. all of us, & that is our opinion too); select as example, assume, take (specified number &c.) as near enough, (let us s., or usu. ellipt. s.; any country. let us s. Sweden, might do the same; well, s. it were true, what then?; a few of them, s. a dozen or so). (N.): (opportunity of saying) what one has to s., share in decision, (s. your s.; let him have his s.; had no s. in the matter). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  54. v.A speech; something said. Cabinet Dictionary
  55. n. Trial; assay;-proof by trial. Cabinet Dictionary
  56. n. Start or swerving suddenly aside of a hone. Cabinet Dictionary

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