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Overview of noun saying

The noun saying has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. saying, expression, locution

(a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression")


Overview of verb say

The verb say has 11 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (1861) state, say, tell

(express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

2. (254) allege, aver, say

(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")

3. (29) suppose, say

(express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money

4. (8) read, say

(have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?")

5. (8) order, tell, enjoin, say

(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")

6. (4) pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say

(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?")

7. (2) say

(communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?")

8. (1) say

(utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office")

9. say

(state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business")

10. say

(recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'")

11. say

(indicate; "The clock says noon")

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