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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 say /ˈse, ||ˈsɛ/
 (v.)說,講;比方說,譬如,大約要說的話,發言權

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Say obs. imp. of See. Saw.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Say n.
 1. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack. [Obs.]
    If those principal works of God . . . be but certain tastes and says, as it were, of that final benefit.   --Hooker.
    Thy tongue some say of breeding breathes.   --Shak.
 2. Tried quality; temper; proof. [Obs.]
    He found a sword of better say.   --Spenser.
 3. Essay; trial; attempt. [Obs.]
 To give a say at, to attempt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Say, n.
 1. A kind of silk or satin. [Obs.]
    Thou say, thou serge, nay, thou buckram lord!   --Shak.
 2. A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth. [Obs.]
    His garment neither was of silk nor say.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Say, v. t. To try; to assay. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Say, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Said contracted from sayed; p. pr. & vb. n. Saying.]
 1. To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
    Arise, and say how thou camest here.   --Shak.
 2. To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
 Of my instruction hast thou nothing bated
 In what thou hadst to say?   --Shak.
    After which shall be said or sung the following hymn.   --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
 3. To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to.
    But what it is, hard is to say.   --Milton.
 4. To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; -- in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.
 Say, for nonpayment that the debt should double,
 Is twenty hundred kisses such a trouble?   --Shak.
 It is said, or They say, it is commonly reported; it is rumored; people assert or maintain.
 That is to say, that is; in other words; otherwise.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Say, v. i. To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.
    You have said; but whether wisely or no, let the forest judge.   --Shak.
    To this argument we shall soon have said; for what concerns it us to hear a husband divulge his household privacies?   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Say, n.  A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb. [Archaic or Colloq.]
    He no sooner said out his say, but up rises a cunning snap.   --L'Estrange.
 That strange palmer's boding say,
 That fell so ominous and drear
 Full on the object of his fear.   --Sir W. Scott.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 say
      n : the chance to speak; "let him have his say"
      v 1: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her";
           "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion";
           "state your name" [syn: state, tell]
      2: report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a
         crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war";
         "The registrar says that I owe the school money" [syn: allege,
          aver]
      3: express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the
         truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you
         do?" [syn: suppose]
      4: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage
         reads as follows"; "What does the law say?" [syn: read]
      5: state as one's opinion or judgement; declare; "I say let's
         forget this whole business"
      6: utter aloud; "She said `Hello' to everyone in the office"
      7: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with
         authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to
         do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get
         dressed" [syn: order, tell, enjoin]
      8: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces
         French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'";
         "Can the child sound out this complicated word?" [syn: pronounce,
          articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate]
      9: recite or repeat a fixed text; "Say grace"; "She said her
         `Hail Mary'"
      10: communicate or express nonverbally; "What does this painting
          say?"; "Did his face say anything about how he felt?"
      11: indicate; "The clock says noon"
      [also: said]