verb (used with object), said [sed], /sɛd/, say·ing [sey-ing]. /ˈseɪ ɪŋ/.
verb (used without object), said [sed], /sɛd/, say·ing [sey-ing]. /ˈseɪ ɪŋ/.
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Idioms for say
Origin of say1
OTHER WORDS FROM saysayer, noun
Words nearby say
Definition for say (2 of 4)
verb (used with object), noun
Origin of say2
Definition for say (3 of 4)
Origin of say3
Definition for say (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for say
And more I cannot explain/but you, from what I did not say/will infer what I do not say.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Compston managed all this without the say-so of the Courtauld, which sent him a stinging letter.Joshua Compston Was Once the Wunderkind of the British Art World…and Now He’s Been Practically Forgotten|Anthony Haden-Guest|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Marchman takes it as a given that MLB basing its case on the say-so of a sketchy Floridian drug-dealer is preposterous.Major League Baseball Is Right to Punish the Biogenesis Cheats|Michael Brendan Dougherty|June 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
How does Romney give that answer on national television and force his campaign into what-he-really-meant-to-say mode?
Matthew Yglesias on how the right's just-say-no game helped bring the left together.
Or ne say-je quelle estoit sa maladie; si elle venoit seulement par intervalles, ou non, je n'en say rien: tant y a que le 2.
ITo heaven cry aloud, and to the world:“Who hath reduced her to this pass?Say, say!”The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi|Giacomo Leopardi
Maybe Marie would wish then that she had thought twice about quitting him just on her mother's say-so.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
And hast thou fixed my doom, kind master, say?And wilt thou kill thy servant, old and poor?
And hast thou fixed my doom, sweet master, say?And wilt thou kill thy servant, old and poor?
British Dictionary definitions for say (1 of 2)
verb says (sɛz), saying or said (mainly tr)
Derived forms of saysayer, noun
Word Origin for say
British Dictionary definitions for say (2 of 2)
Word Origin for say
Idioms and Phrases with say
In addition to the idioms beginning with say
- say a mouthful
- say grace
- say one's piece
- says who?
- say the word
- say uncle
- before you can say Jack Robinson
- cry (say) uncle
- do as I say
- give (say) the word
- go without (saying)
- have a say in
- I dare say
- I'll say
- needless to say
- never say die
- never say never
- not to mention (say nothing of)
- on one's say-so
- strange to say
- suffice it to say
- that is (to say)
- to say the least
- you can say that again
- you don't say
Also see undersaid.