Definition for saying (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), said, say·ing.
verb (used without object), said, say·ing.
Origin of say1
Related formssay·er, noun
Definition for saying (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), noun British Dialect.
Origin of say2
Examples from the Web for saying
Leapolitan responded by saying, “hopefully youll [sic] bite into a poison apple.”
Scalise spoke briefly, adding little of substance, saying that the people back home know him best.
In other words, the Air Force is saying that its drone force has been stretched to its limits.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They liked what Duke was saying and were willing to look beyond what little they knew of his past.
I remember that after the movie, people were saying how depressing it was, and I started an argument with them.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The cook here turned to me, saying that Mrs. Fairfax was waiting for me: so I departed.Jane Eyre|Charlotte Bronte
The saying is perhaps not historical but it illustrates Indian sentiment.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
Lancken stiffened perceptibly at this suggestion and refused, frankly, saying that he could not do anything of the sort.A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium|Hugh Gibson
Yet how could he have held the pistol to her head, saying, "No marriage, no elopement."The Incredible Honeymoon|E. Nesbit
Well, of course the saying is foolish, and sounds doubly ridiculous in this age when people believe in neither God nor devil.The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
British Dictionary definitions for saying (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for saying (2 of 3)
verb says (sɛz), saying or said (mainly tr)
Derived Formssayer, noun
Word Origin for say
British Dictionary definitions for saying (3 of 3)
Word Origin for say
Idioms and Phrases with saying
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.