Pronunciation: sĕd
n.1.Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.
2.Tried quality; temper; proof.
He found a sword of better say.
- Spenser.
3.Essay; trial; attempt.
To give a say at
to attempt.
- B. Jonson.
v. t.1.To try; to assay.
n.1.A kind of silk or satin.
Thou say, thou serge, nay, thou buckram lord!
- Shak.
2.A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.
His garment neither was of silk nor say.
- Spenser.
v. t.1.To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
[imp. & p. p. Said (sĕd), contracted from sayed; p. pr. & vb. n. Saying.]
Arise, and say how thou camest here.
- Shak.
2.To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
After which shall be said or sung the following hymn.
- Bk. of Com. Prayer.
3.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.
But what it is, hard is to say.
- Milton.
4.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.
It is said
it is commonly reported; it is rumored; people assert or maintain.
That is to say
that is; in other words; otherwise.
v. i.1.To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
n.1.A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.
He no sooner said out his say, but up rises a cunning snap.
- L'Estrange.
Noun1.say - the chance to speak; "let him have his say"
Verb1.say - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
Synonyms: state, tell
2.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"
Synonyms: allege, aver
3.say - express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"
Synonyms: suppose
4.say - have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"
Synonyms: read
5.say - state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's forget this whole business"
6.say - utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
7.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"
Synonyms: order, enjoin, tell
8.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?"
9.say - recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her `Hail Mary'"
10.say - communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
11.say - indicate; "The clock says noon"
say - A human may "say" things to a computer by typing them on a terminal. "To list a directory verbosely, say "ls -l"." Tends to imply a newline-terminated command (a "sentence").

A computer may "say" things to you, even if it doesn't have a speech synthesiser, by displaying them on a terminal in response to your commands. This usage often confuses mundanes.
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