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

 say·ing /ˈseɪŋ, ˈsɛ-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Say·ing n. That which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb.
 Many are the sayings of the wise,
 In ancient and in modern books enrolled.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Declaration; speech; adage; maxim; aphorism; apothegm; saw; proverb; byword.

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a word or phrase that particular people use in particular
          situations; "pardon the expression" [syn: expression, locution]