[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'.

编辑:维尔玛--From WordNet


(imp.) Saw.

(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. [1]. Speak, utter, allege, tell, affirm, declare, pronounce.[2]. 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.





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