What does saying mean?

Definitions for saying
ˈseɪ ɪŋsay·ing

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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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Randeshwaro Palhist:

    Fake health ministry is conducting press conference by saying it is second wave ,but those scoundrels allow politicians rallies and even Haramdev baba is performing religious function with thousands of people without mask and social distancing. It is all to sale vaccines, oxygen at higher prices and play with people only

  2. Guy Baker:

    When we got this postcard saying George Parker Bidder, it was exciting because nothing like that has come back in living memory.

  3. Salman Al-Ansari:

    The U.S. needs to confront the evils of the Brotherhood as soon as possible, if you have Saudi Arabia saying the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group, if you have Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) saying it’s a terrorist group, then what should stop the U.S. from designating the MB as a terrorist group as long there are hundreds of pieces of evidence that prove this fact?

  4. New York:

    Oh, I dont know if youre a good judge ofhumor because you think what the president is saying at these rallies is funny.

  5. Joe Biden:

    Social norms have begun to change, they have shifted and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset and I get it. I get it. I hear what they are saying. I will be more mindful and respectful of peoples personal space.

Images & Illustrations of saying

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