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. Darren Huston:

    There's an entrepreneur right now, scared to death, making excuses, saying, 'It's not the right time just yet.' There's no such thing as a good time. I started an apparel manufacturing business in the tech-boom years. I mean, come on. Get out of your garage and go take a chance and start your business.

  2. Amy George:

    When the bladder gets distended, it sends a signal to the brain saying it needs to empty.

  3. Al Jean:

    We did a lot of shows about Homer and Marge being married and about the problems that come (with it), but what we haven't done is Marge saying, 'That's it, I've had it, I'm getting a separation, the Simpsons.

  4. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I heard you say you are against violence. This is an important thing. It is a saying of a leader. You are a model soldier, and you give an example to many others.

  5. Kayleigh McEnany:

    We're commending the people who have put feelings aside and done what's for the betterment of the country and that's President Barack Obama, who put out a statement when this all was going on saying,' Look, we believe the vote represents the voice of the American people.' And Barack Obama has acted like a gracious, really hero in all of this, the way Barack Obama's accepted this and moved on.

Images & Illustrations of saying

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