says

[ sez ]
/ sɛz /

verb

3rd person singular present ind. of say1.

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Definition for says (2 of 4)

Origin of say

1
before 900; Middle English seyen, seggen, Old English secgan; cognate with Dutch zeggen, German sagen, Old Norse segja; akin to saw3

OTHER WORDS FROM say

say·er, noun

Definition for says (3 of 4)

say2
[ sey ]
/ seɪ /

verb (used with object), noun British Dialect.

Origin of say

2
1350–1400; Middle English sayen, aphetic variant of assayen to assay

Definition for says (4 of 4)

say3
[ sey ]
/ seɪ /

noun

a thin silk or woolen fabric similar to serge, much used in the 16th century.

Origin of say

3
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French saie < Latin saga, plural of sagum woolen cloak, said to be < Gaulish
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British Dictionary definitions for says (1 of 2)

Derived forms of say

sayer, noun

Word Origin for say

Old English secgan; related to Old Norse segja, Old Saxon seggian, Old High German sagēn

British Dictionary definitions for says (2 of 2)

say2
/ (seɪ) /

noun

archaic a type of fine woollen fabric

Word Origin for say

C13: from Old French saie, from Latin saga, plural of sagum a type of woollen cloak
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Idioms and Phrases with says

say

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