[seɪ] or [se]
(noun.) the chance to speak; 'let him have his say'.
(verb.) indicate; 'The clock says noon'.
(verb.) communicate or express nonverbally; 'What does this painting say?'; 'Did his face say anything about how he felt?'.
(verb.) recite or repeat a fixed text; 'Say grace'; 'She said her `Hail Mary''.
(verb.) state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; 'I say let's forget this whole business'.
(verb.) utter aloud; 'She said `Hello' to everyone in the office'.
(n.) Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.
(n.) Tried quality; temper; proof.
(n.) Essay; trial; attempt.
(v. t.) To try; to assay.
(n.) A kind of silk or satin.
(n.) A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.
(v. t.) To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
(v. t.) To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. i.) To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
(v. t.) A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.
v. a. . Speak, utter, allege, tell, affirm, declare, pronounce.. Repeat, rehearse, recite.
SYN:Utter, tell, speak, pronounce, declare, assert, allege, affirm, repeat,rehearse, recite, judge
ANT:Suppress, secrete, silentiate, repress, misdeclare, misrecite, misdeliver,missay, misjudge, mispronounce
n. (Scot.) a strainer for milk.
n. (Spens.) assay proof temper (of a sword): (Shak.) taste relish: a sample: trial by sample.—v.t. to assay to try.—n. Say′master one who makes proof.
n. a thin kind of silk: a kind of woollen stuff.—adj. (Shak.) silken.
v.t. to utter in words: to speak: to declare: to state: to answer: to rehearse: to recite: to take for granted.—v.i. to speak: to relate: to state:—pa.t. and pa.p. said (sed).—n. something said: a remark: a speech: a saw.—ns. Say′er one who says: a speaker: one who assays; Say′ing something said: an expression: a maxim; Say′-so an authoritative declaration: a rumour a mere report.—Say to to think of.—It is said or They say it is commonly reputed; It says equivalent to 'it is said;' That is to say in other words.
- I say, said Legree, stamping and whistling to the dogs, wake up, some of you, and keep me company! 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- He must say he thought a drone the embodiment of a pleasanter and wiser idea. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- What did she say, sister? 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- May I say, at parting, that it is the dear object of MY hopes too? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- The family don't want her here, and they'll say it's because I've been ill, because I'm a weak old woman, that she's persuaded me. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- That she had chosen to move away from him in this moment of her trouble made everything harder to say, but he must absolutely go on. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Firstly, because I say so; and secondly, because discretion and reserve are a girl's best wisdom. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- She didn't' said Oliver. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- You have behaved very ill to me, said his lordship. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- You ought not to have come today, she said in an altered voice; and suddenly she turned, flung her arms about him and pressed her lips to his. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- How we shall conciliate this little creature, said Mrs. Bretton to me, I don't know: she tastes nothing, and by her looks, she has not slept. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Nothing, he said, can be more just than such a description of him. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Still, he said, I do not comprehend you. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Seest thou, Isaac, said Front-de-Boeuf, the range of iron bars above the glowing charcoal? 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- Then you don't ask my advice,' says Podsnap. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Old girl, says Mr. Bagnet. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Excuse me, Lady Dedlock, says Mr. Tulkinghorn, quite unmoved. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- You're right, says the trooper, and I'll do it. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- IF YOU WOULD FORGIVE YOUR ENEMY, says the Malay proverb, FIRST INFLICT A HURT ON HIM; and Lily was experiencing the truth of the apothegm. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- Brewer says, 'Oh dear! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Early says in his Memoirs that if we had discovered the confusion in his lines we might have brought fresh troops to his great discomfort. 尤利西斯·格兰特. U．S．格兰特的个人回忆录.
- He has just been saying that he doesn't care to speak of it. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- By only raising my voice, and saying any thing two or three times over, she is sure to hear; but then she is used to my voice. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- In saying what he said then, he never looked at her; but looked at it and wrenched at it. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Why should I mind saying I want to get into society? 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- And what was Eva saying to Mammy on the stairs? 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Little Dorrit tried to stop her from saying anything, but she answered that she would, she must! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- I could not help saying, If you were a wicked, designing man, how terrible would all this be! 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.