Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something, such as an adage or maxim, that is said.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which is said; an expression; a statement; a declaration.
  • noun A proverbial expression; a maxim; an adage.
  • noun Synonyms Axiom, Maxim, etc. See aphorism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of say.
  • noun A proverb or maxim; something often said.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

Etymologies

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say +‎ -ing

Examples

  • So simply the Greek; the Hebrew, _And the word of the Lord came unto me saying, Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem saying_, not only betrays an editorial redundancy, but what follows is addressed not to Jerusalem but to all Israel.

    Jeremiah : Being The Baird Lecture for 1922

  • Keen To know whether to read "I'm not saying (moutai) is * bad*", or "I'm not * saying*

    Imagethief

  • Keen To know whether to read "I'm not saying (moutai) is * bad*", or "I'm not * saying*

    Imagethief

  • Keen To know whether to read "I'm not saying (moutai) is * bad*", or "I'm not * saying*

    Imagethief

  • Keen To know whether to read "I'm not saying (moutai) is * bad*", or "I'm not * saying*

    Imagethief

  • If a product cannot be cleaned by any method, the manufacturer is required to attach a label saying so—for example, “Do not wash, do not dry-clean” or “Cannot be successfully cleaned.”

    HOME COMFORTS

  • If a product cannot be cleaned by any method, the manufacturer is required to attach a label saying so—for example, “Do not wash, do not dry-clean” or “Cannot be successfully cleaned.”

    HOME COMFORTS

  • If a product cannot be cleaned by any method, the manufacturer is required to attach a label saying so—for example, “Do not wash, do not dry-clean” or “Cannot be successfully cleaned.”

    HOME COMFORTS

  • If a product cannot be cleaned by any method, the manufacturer is required to attach a label saying so—for example, “Do not wash, do not dry-clean” or “Cannot be successfully cleaned.”

    HOME COMFORTS

  • We used to take over the gents, simply placing paper notices saying "Ladies" over the label saying gents, and leaving one Ladies for the use of the men.

    The Guardian World News

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