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noun Islam.
  1. sayyid.
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Examples from the Web for saids

Historical Examples

  • What is it when you've got behind the whereases and the saids and to wits?

    Hobson's Choice

    Harold Brighouse

  • This is a please this is a please there are the saids to jelly.

    Geography and Plays

    Gertrude Stein

  • Beginners very often have a good deal of trouble with their "saids," "replieds," and "answereds."

  • The business man tumbled over half a dozen saids and began again.

    Fighting the Sea

    Edward A. Rand

  • Na, cried Watty, an thats the gait ot, Ill keep a calm sough—least saids soonest mendit—Ill haud my tongue.

    The Entail

    John Galt

British Dictionary definitions for saids


  1. (prenominal) (in contracts, pleadings, etc) named or mentioned previously; aforesaid
  1. the past tense and past participle of say 1


  1. a variant of sayyid
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Word Origin and History for saids



"named or mentioned before," c.1300, past participle adjective from say (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with saids


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