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[sah-id] /ˈsɑ ɪd/
noun, Islam.
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  • Beginners very often have a good deal of trouble with their "saids," "replieds," and "answereds."

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

    Geography and Plays Gertrude Stein
  • And the two third parts of the saids stocks belonging always to persons residing in Scotland.

    The Jacobite Rebellions (1689-1746) James Pringle Thomson
  • The business man tumbled over half a dozen saids and began again.

    Fighting the Sea Edward A. Rand
  • What is it when you've got behind the whereases and the saids and to wits?

    Hobson's Choice Harold Brighouse
  • 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


(prenominal) (in contracts, pleadings, etc) named or mentioned previously; aforesaid
the past tense and past participle of say1


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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