What does saying mean?

Definitions for saying
ˈseɪ ɪŋsay·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word saying.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saying, expression, locution(noun)

    a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

    "pardon the expression"

Wiktionary

  1. saying(Noun)

    A proverb or maxim; something often said.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saying

    of Say

  2. Saying(noun)

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

Freebase

  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. saying

    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

How to pronounce saying?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say saying in sign language?

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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. Steve King:

    You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else's babies. You've got to keep your birth rate up, and that you need to teach your children your values, what we have here is people that say, 'How do we expect to restore Western civilization with other people's babies?' That's what we have members of Congress saying.

  2. Lindsey McIver:

    Early Tuesday morning we were woken up by our four-year-old son who was crying so hard he could barely talk, as I was trying to understand what he was saying, my husband flew out of bed and down the stairs. It was then that the realization hit. He had said: Kloe. Inside. Washer.

  3. Stephanie Parze:

    It goes without saying that our family is devastated, our friends, our community, and our lives are never going to be the same. However, Stephanie Parze is home, Stephanie Parze's coming home, at last.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    I think there are many, many Democrats who find it impossible to admire a woman that they politically disagree with, so when you have Democrats saying my candidacy is offensive to women, that's about politics. That's not about an admiration of a fellow woman. That's not about kinship. And I think that's too bad.

  5. Rush Limbaugh:

    For one thing, it's almost absolute proof of what I have been saying for last couple years now, that the Republican Party's trying to drive conservatives out of the party, Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday. But I think it's more than that. It's certainly that, but her speech last night sort of expanded the theme of who is and who isn't qualified to be a Republican, and the Republican Party is still anti-conservative.

Images & Illustrations of saying

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. arbalist
    • B. preponderance
    • C. instigation
    • D. omphalos

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