Definitions English

say

  • To utter aloud; pronounce: The children said, "Good morning.”
  • To express in words: Say what's on your mind.
  • To state as one's opinion or judgment; declare: I say let's eat out.
  • To state as a determination of fact: It's hard to say who is right in this matter.
  • To repeat or recite: said grace.
  • To report or maintain; allege.
  • To indicate; show: The clock says half past two.
  • To give nonverbal expression to; signify or embody: It was an act that said "devotion.”
  • To suppose; assume: Let's say that you're right.
  • To make a statement; express oneself: The story must be true because the teacher said so.
  • A turn or chance to speak: Having had my say, I sat down.
  • The right or power to influence or make a decision: Citizens have a say in the councils of government. All I want is some say in the matter.
  • Archaic Something said; a statement.
  • Approximately: There were, say, 500 people present.
  • For instance: a woodwind, say an oboe.
  • Used to express surprise or appeal for someone's attention.
  • I say Used preceding an utterance to call attention to it: I say, do you have the time?
  • I say Used as an exclamation of surprise, delight, or dismay.
  • that is to say In other words.
  • to say nothing of And there is no need to mention. Used to allude to things that fill out an idea or argument: The yard is a mess, to say nothing of the house.
  • you can say that again Slang Used to express strong agreement with what has just been said.