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Definition of say:

  1. A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.
  2. A kind of silk or satin.
  3. A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.
  4. Essay; trial; attempt.
  5. Saw.
  6. To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to.
  7. To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; - in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.
  8. To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
  9. To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
  10. To try; to assay.
  11. To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
  12. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.
  13. Tried quality; temper; proof.


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Usage examples:

  • Did you say Oblonsky?

    - "Erlach Court", Ossip Schubin.
  • Y' don't say so!

    - "Tom of the Raiders", Austin Bishop.
  • I say it will not.

    - "Sermons on National Subjects", Charles Kingsley.