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Noun
/ˈsāiNG/,
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sayings, plural;
  1. A short, pithy expression that generally contains advice or wisdom

  2. A collection of such expressions identified with a particular person, esp. a political or religious leader


  1. a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
  2. (say) state: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
  3. (say) the chance to speak; "let him have his say"
  4. (say) 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"
  5. (say) 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?"
  6. (say) read: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
  7. (say) 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"
  8. (say) 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?"
  9. (say) communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
  10. A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be "a pithy expression of wisdom or truth."
  11. (Say (All I Need)) "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". ...
  12. (Say (magazine)) 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.
  13. (Say (Method Man song)) "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.
  14. (Say (Ryan Cabrera song)) "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. ...
  15. (Say (software)) say is a Mac OS X and Darwin command line program to convert text to audible sound or an AIFF file.
  16. A proverb or maxim; something often said
  17. (say) 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; ...
  18. (SAY) Scheduled Academic Year
  19. (Say) A type of serge (see definition below). It is sometimes described as all wool or as partly silk in the sixteenth century. It has been referred to as both a fine quality wool and a cheap worsted. Green say was commonly used in Boston for bed curtains, cupboard cloths, and aprons.^57
  20. (Say) delicate woollen fabric
  21. (say) Opinion, comment, as in Have your say.
  22. (say) Seaplanes. Seaplanes must avoid everybody else.
  23. (say) clay, day, grave, obey, wave, way
  24. (say) cweðan; gecweðan; secgan; ge-secgan
  25. (say) take note of the sound of the word(s), not the spelling; EG (say = for example)