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

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. 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

How to pronounce saying?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    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. Sinclair Lewis:

    The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, The trouble with this country is...

  2. Read MoreWhen:

    I think, for a long time, you know, Democrats have gotten the loyalty of the African-American community, and they've gotten that loyalty but haven't really done anything in return, so now you have a lot of black people saying no.

  3. Attorney Scott Weinberg:

    I don’t think he [shot Knowlton] intentionally at all, i’m not saying that – but he does not have proper skills to be a police officer. If he would have been fired, this wouldn’t have happened.

  4. Wang Dong:

    I'm not saying China will end altogether future talks with the Trump administration. But it would take time to build momentum again, to say the least.

  5. Francois de La Rochefoucauld:

    Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak.

Images & Illustrations of saying

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    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. adscripted
    • B. extroversive
    • C. contiguous
    • D. arbitrary

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