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What does "Say" mean?

Definition

(imp.) Saw (n.) A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth (n.) A kind of silk or satin (n.) Essay; trial; attempt (n.) Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack (n.) Tried quality; temper; proof (v. i.) To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply (v. t.) A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson (v. t.) To try; to assay (v. t.) To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things


Synonyms read, articulate, order, state, tell, aver, allege, suppose, enjoin, pronounce, enunciate, enounce


Example: "Let him have his say" Example: "The clock says noon" Example: "What does this painting say?" Example: "Say grace" Example: "I say let's forget this whole business" Example: "What does the law say?" Example: "Let us say that he did not tell the truth" Example: "The registrar says that I owe the school money" Example: "I cannot say `zip wire'"


Word Family said, saying, sayings, says, sez, unsaid, unsayable