What does saying mean?

Definitions for saying
ˈseɪ ɪŋsay·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saying, expression, locutionnoun

    a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

    "pardon the expression"

Wiktionary

  1. sayingnoun

    A proverb or maxim; something often said.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saying

    of Say

  2. Sayingnoun

    that which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb

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  1. Saying

    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".

Editors Contribution

  1. sayingverb

    Verb form of the word say.

    They were saying how much they were looking forward to their wedding day.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'saying' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #773

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'saying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #202

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saying in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of saying in a Sentence

  1. Severin Schwan:

    Analyst expectations now vary widely, with some saying 30 percent and others 60 percent, personally, I think we will see material price effects because I believe in the power of markets and competition.

  2. Mat Staver:

    You are essentially saying that boys and girls don’t need moms and dads – that moms and dads are irrelevant, gender becomes pointless when government adopts same-sex marriage. It creates a genderless relationship out of a very gender-specific relationship. It says that it doesn’t matter and that two moms or two dads are absolutely equivalent to a mom and a dad.

  3. Terry Crews:

    I am saying if both Black and Whites dont continue to work together -- bad attitudes and resentments can create a dangerous self-righteousness. Thats all.

  4. Brian Kropp:

    With Abbott's announcement, now they'll have employees saying,' The governor says I don't need to be vaccinated,' there will likely to be lawsuits, even if they turn out to be nuisance lawsuits. At a minimum, it creates a lot of distraction for employees and employers.

  5. Yasuo Fukuda:

    But I think it would be good to repeat this, if we could be persuasive simply by saying that for 70 years we have been a peaceful country and made great efforts, that would be fine. But to give firmer support to what we have done, we should refer to what went before.

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