Definitions for say

Definitions for (noun) say

Main entry: say

Definition: the chance to speak

Usage: let him have his say

Definitions for (verb) say

Main entry: enjoin, say, order, tell

Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

Usage: I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed

Main entry: say, suppose

Definition: express a supposition

Usage: Let us say that he did not tell the truth; Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?

Main entry: say

Definition: indicate

Usage: The clock says noon

Main entry: say

Definition: communicate or express nonverbally

Usage: What does this painting say?; Did his face say anything about how he felt?

Main entry: say

Definition: recite or repeat a fixed text

Usage: Say grace; She said her `Hail Mary'

Main entry: pronounce, say, sound out, enounce, enunciate, articulate

Definition: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

Usage: She pronounces French words in a funny way; I cannot say `zip wire'; Can the child sound out this complicated word?

Main entry: say

Definition: utter aloud

Usage: She said `Hello' to everyone in the office

Main entry: tell, say, state

Definition: express in words

Usage: He said that he wanted to marry her; tell me what is bothering you; state your opinion; state your name

Main entry: say

Definition: state as one's opinion or judgement; declare

Usage: I say let's forget this whole business

Main entry: aver, allege, say

Definition: report or maintain

Usage: 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

Main entry: say, read

Definition: have or contain a certain wording or form

Usage: The passage reads as follows; What does the law say?

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