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

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
Ray Bradbury