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
                    • Mr. Smith, the Brer Rabbit of House of Commons Leaders, "lay low and said nuffin."
                    • "Ay, billy, that is a yanker !" said Tam aside : " When ane is gaun to tell a lie, there's naething like telling a plumper at aince, and being done wi't
                    • "Sluther up now, said Brangwen loudly after this silence had resolved itself out; and Tilly disappeared through the inner door." - DH Lawrence, "The Rainbow"
                  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
                    • 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.
                    • “If they do not heed it, the Taliban will target their offices, suboffices and tower stations,” it said.
                    • "In one incident, a large, vicious dog was coming at an officer and he was able to Taser the dog rather than shoot it," Llewellyn 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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                                    4. en sayd
                                    5. en saye
                                    Source: Wiktionary
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                                    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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