Definition of say
- a glance that said all that was necessary
sayerplay \ˈsā-ər, ˈser\ noun
- will need more time, to say nothing of money
“Is anybody there?” he said.
“Good morning,” said the woman behind the counter.
I said three words before he interrupted me again.
I just stopped by to say hello.
He left without saying goodbye.
I wanted to say thank you for all you've done for me.
She said something about going to the store after work.
He said something in French.
Anything you say to the police can be used as evidence against you.
Don't believe a word he says.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Everybody had a say at the meeting.
We won't make a decision until all members have had their say.
The judge will have the final say on the divorce settlement.
He had no say in the matter.
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a person consumes, say, 2000 calories a day
: an opportunity to express your opinion
: the power to decide or help decide something
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an inference not connected logically
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