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said, past participle; said, past tense; says, 3rd person singular present; saying, present participle;
  1. Used to express surprise or to draw attention to a remark or question
    • - say, did you notice any blood?
  1. Utter words so as to convey information, an opinion, a feeling or intention, or an instruction
    • - “Thank you,” he said
    • - he said the fund stood at $100,000
    • - our parents wouldn't believe a word we said
    • - he said to come early
  2. (of a text or a symbolic representation) Convey specified information or instructions
    • - the law says such behavior is an offense
  3. Enable a listener or reader to learn or understand something by conveying or revealing (information or ideas)
    • - I don't want to say too much
    • - the movie's title says it all
  4. (of a clock or watch) Indicate (a specified time)
    • - the clock says ten past two
  5. Be asserted or reported (often used to avoid committing the speaker or writer to the truth of the assertion)
    • - they were said to be training freedom fighters
    • - it is said that she lived to be over a hundred
  6. Present a consideration in favor of or excusing (someone or something)
    • - all I can say for him is that he's a better writer than some
  7. Utter the whole of (a speech or other set of words, typically one learned in advance)
    • - we say the Pledge of Allegiance each morning
  8. Assume something in order to work out what its consequences would be; make a hypothesis
    • - let's say we pay five thousand dollars in the first year
  9. Used parenthetically to indicate that something is being suggested as possible or likely but not certain
    • - the form might include, say, a dozen questions
  1. An opportunity for stating one's opinion or feelings
    • - the voters are entitled to have their say on the treaty
  2. An opportunity to influence developments and policy
    • - the assessor will have a say in how the money is spent
    • - the households concerned would still have some say in what happened

  1. state: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
  2. the chance to speak; "let him have his say"
  3. allege: 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"
  4. suppose: 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?"
  5. read: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
  6. order: 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"
  7. pronounce: 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?"
  8. "Say (All I Need)" is a song by American pop rock band OneRepublic. It is the third single released from their debut album Dreaming Out Loud and follows the global success of their previous top ten singles, "Apologize" and "Stop and Stare". ...
  9. Say is a magazine published by and for Aboriginal youth in Canada. In addition to special editions, the magazine is published as five regional editions, three times a year.
  10. "Say" is the first and only single from rapper Method Man's fourth studio album, ''. It samples Lauryn Hill's "So Many Things to Say" from MTV's Unplugged''. The song finds Method Man addressing critics and fickle fans for disrespecting him and his Wu-Tang brethren.
  11. "Say" is a selfwritten song by American pop singer Ryan Cabrera, produced by Daniel James, Leah Haywood for Cabrera's third studio album The Moon Under Water (2008). The track was released as the first single from the album in the first quarter of 2008. ...
  12. say is a Mac OS X and Darwin command line program to convert text to audible sound or an AIFF file.
  13. "Say" is a song by John Mayer written for the Rob Reiner film The Bucket List in 2007. It was released as a single on November 20 and is the first commercial single in Mayer's career that was not originally released on one of his albums but added to the special edition re-release of his album ...
  14. One's stated opinion or input into a discussion; To pronounce; To recite; To communicate, either verbally or in writing; To indicate in a written form; to have a common expression; used in singular passive voice or plural active voice to indicate a rumor or well-known fact; Let's say; Used to ...
  15. (saying) A proverb or maxim; something often said
  16. (saying) In a biblical context, a proverb or aphorism.
  17. (saying) describes a well-known fixed or traditional phrase, such as a proverb, that is used to make a comment, give advice, etc, for example actions speak louder than words.
  18. (saying) halq aytıw, nart söz
  19. (saying) to oneself in a positive, enthusiastic, pleasant voice “It’ll be great when [name of task or goal] is done!”,
  20. (says) no letter ever said anything. Sometimes we use the expression as a metaphor. The danger is in taking the metaphor too seriously because it can lead back to the one-to-one principle that a child may have struggled to modify. ...
  21. (says) said.  Said is the past tense.
  22. ({Mouth Ulcers|Canker Sores|Mouth Ulcers Treatment} Says) Hi there thanks, fantastic info...
  23. Says is frequently used at the beginning of a sentence in the Society's literature, followed by a postpositive subject, which is why the headword is capitalized. I found it 309 times in my online literature collection. ...
  24. cweðan; gecweðan; secgan; ge-secgan
  25. Seaplanes. Seaplanes must avoid everybody else.