say meaning

EN[seɪ] [-eɪ]
  • To say is to communicate orally.
  • Say or SAY may refer to:

    Definition of say in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsays
    1. One's stated opinion or input into a discussion or decision.
      1. A type of fine cloth similar to serge.
        1. Trial by sample; assay; specimen.
          1. Tried quality; temper; proof.
            1. Essay; trial; attempt.
            2. VerbSGsaysPRsayingPT, PPsaidPT, PPsayed
              1. VT To pronounce.
                1. Please say your name slowly and clearly. ‎
              2. VT To recite.
                1. Martha, will you say the Pledge of Allegiance? ‎
              3. To communicate, either verbally or in writing.
                1. He said he would be here tomorrow. ‎
              4. To indicate in a written form.
                1. The sign says it’s 50 kilometres to Paris. ‎
              5. (impersonal) To have a common expression; used in singular passive voice or plural active voice to indicate a rumor or well-known fact.
                1. They say "when in Rome, do as the Romans do", which means "behave as those around you do." ‎
              6. INF (imperative) Let's say; used to mark an example, supposition or hypothesis.
                1. A holiday somewhere warm – Florida, say – would be nice. ‎
                2. Say he refuses. What do we do then? ‎
              7. VI To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
                1. VT INF (of a possession, especially money) To bet as a wager on an outcome; by extension, used to express belief in an outcome by the speaker.
                  1. 'My fifty pounds says three months after the invasion there'll be a free press in Iraq, and unmonitored internet access too.'
                2. To try; to assay.
                3. Adverb
                  1. COL Used to gain one's attention before making an inquiry or suggestion.
                    1. Say, what did you think about the movie?
                  2. For example; let us assume.
                    1. Pick a color you think they'd like, say, peach.
                    2. He was driving pretty fast, say, fifty miles per hour.
                4. Conjunction
                  1. INF Used to introduce a hypothetical.
                    1. Say your family is starving and you don't have any money, is it ok to steal some food?
                5. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • A political strategist from Brazil, Paulo Moura, says he has recently applied neuropolitical techniques for senior government officials in Russia.
                    • Swear to me but, thou bold wretch! said she, swear to me, that Pamela Andrews is really and truly thy lawful wife, without sham, without deceit, without double-meaning; and I know what I have to say!
                    • Around half of the participants said SRH is important matter of concern only for sexually active people and nonindulgence in premarital or high risk sex ensures good SRH.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Say he's been misguided by the rebels, and how they've inveigled him, till he's turned rebel himself; and how he's now out with Marion's men, in Major Singleton's squad.
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • Miss Thorn began digging up the turf with her lofter: it was a painful moment for me. ¶ “You might at least have tried me, Mrs. Cooke,” I said.
                    • "RMIT is supportive of increasing pedestrianisation in this quarter of the city," Ms Kaszubska said.
                    • Here’s the tricky part: some of the garden’s orchids and aroids date back 100 years or more, but they have been divided or repropagated since, Ms. Falk said.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adverbs
                    • Uncomparable adverbs
                    • Conjunctions
                      • Nouns
                        • Countable nouns
                          • Singularia tantum
                            • Uncountable nouns
                          • Verbs
                            • Defective verbs
                              • Impersonal verbs
                              • Reporting verbs
                                • Impersonal verbs
                                  • Intransitive verbs
                                    • Transitive verbs
                                      • Verbs by inflection type
                                        • Irregular verbs
                                          • Defective verbs
                                            • Impersonal verbs
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                                    Source: Wiktionary

                                    Meaning of say for the defined word.

                                    Grammatically, this word "say" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a defective verb, a reporting verb, an impersonal verb, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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