Definitions for sayingˈseɪ ɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
something said, esp. a proverb or maxim.
saying, expression, locution(noun)
a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
"pardon the expression"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a well-known phrase
A proverb or maxim; something often said.
that which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb
A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be "a pithy expression of wisdom or truth". There are a number of specific types of saying: ⁕Adage – An aphorism that has gained credibility by virtue of long use. ⁕Aphorism – A concise definition, notably memorable. ⁕Apophthegm – "…an edgy, more cynical aphorism; such as, 'Men are generally more careful of the breed of their horses and dogs than of their children.'" ⁕Bromide – A phrase or platitude that, having been employed excessively, suggests insincerity or a lack of originality in the speaker employing it. ⁕Cliché – An overly commonplace, hackneyed or trite saying. ⁕Epigram – A poetic form of comment on a particular idea, occurrence, or person. ⁕Epithet – A descriptive word or phrase that has become a popular formulation. ⁕Gnome. A type of saying, especially an aphorism or a maxim, that is designed to provide instruction in a compact form. ⁕Idiom – "…an expression whose meaning can’t be derived simply by hearing it, such as 'Kick the bucket.'" ⁕Mantra – A religious or mystical syllable or poetic phrase. ⁕Maxim – A principle or rule. A maxim is a wise saying, especially one intended to advise or recommend a course of conduct. In comparison to its approximate synonyms: saying, adage, saw, motto, epigram, proverb, aphorism, the term maxim stresses the succinct formulation of an ultimate truth, a fundamental principle, or a rule of conduct. The word derives from the Latin word maximus, "greatest", via an expression maxima propositio, "greatest premise".
Translations for saying
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something often said, especially a proverb etc.
- قَوْل مأْثورArabic
- ditadoPortuguese (BR)
- rčení, pořekadloCzech
- das Reden, die RedensartGerman
- talemåde; ordsprogDanish
- ρητό, παροιμίαGreek
- vanasõna, ütlemineEstonian
- mondás, szólásHungarian
- orðatiltæki; málshátturIcelandic
- 경구, 명언Korean
- paruna; izteiciensLatvian
- ordtak, ordspråk, talemåteNorwegian
- proverb, dictonRomanian
- пословица; поговоркаRussian
- úslovie, porekadloSlovak
- uttalande, yttrande, ordstäv, ordspråkSwedish
- atasözü, sözTurkish
- 諺語Chinese (Trad.)
- приказка; прислів'яUkrainian
- قول، کہاوتUrdu
- câu nói, châm ngônVietnamese
- 谚语Chinese (Simp.)
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