Associations to the word «Say»


SAY, verb. (transitive) To pronounce.
SAY, verb. (transitive) To recite.
SAY, verb. To communicate, either verbally or in writing.
SAY, verb. To indicate in a written form.
SAY, verb. (impersonal) To have a common expression; used in singular passive voice or plural active voice to indicate a rumor or well-known fact.
SAY, verb. (informal) (imperative) Let's say; used to mark an example, supposition or hypothesis.
SAY, verb. (intransitive) To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
SAY, verb. (transitive) (informal) (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.
SAY, noun. One's stated opinion or input into a discussion or decision.
SAY, adverb. (colloquial) Used to gain one's attention before making an inquiry or suggestion
SAY, adverb. For example; let us assume.
SAY, conjunction. (informal) Used to introduce a hypothetical
SAY, noun. A type of fine cloth similar to serge.
SAY, verb. To try; to assay.
SAY, noun. Trial by sample; assay; specimen.
SAY, noun. Tried quality; temper; proof.
SAY, noun. Essay; trial; attempt.
SAY CHEESE, verb. (idiomatic) Used imperatively to elicit a smile from someone for a photograph by their saying "cheese" (the vowel of which, when pronounced as is usual in English, forces a somewhat smile-shaped mouth).
SAY GOODBYE, verb. (literal sense) To wish someone farewell upon their leaving.
SAY GOODBYE, verb. (idiomatic) to separate from someone
SAY GRACE, verb. (idiomatic) To recite a prayer of invocation or thanksgiving at meal time.
SAY IT ALL, verb. (idiomatic) To express the essential characteristics of a person, thing, or situation in a concise, well-crafted turn of phrase or in some other pithy manner.
SAY ON PAY, noun. (legal) A rule in corporate law whereby a firm's shareholders have the right to vote on the remuneration of executives.
SAY UNCLE, verb. (US) (idiomatic) To indicate submission, such as when wrestling; to ask for mercy.
SAY WHA, interjection. (slang) say what.

Dictionary definition

SAY, noun. The chance to speak; "let him have his say".
SAY, verb. Express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name".
SAY, verb. Report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money".
SAY, verb. Express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?".
SAY, verb. Have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?".
SAY, verb. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed".
SAY, verb. Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?".
SAY, verb. Communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?".
SAY, verb. Utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office".
SAY, verb. State as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business".
SAY, verb. Recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'".
SAY, verb. Indicate; "The clock says noon".

Wise words

There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.