Definitions for: Saying


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: expression, locution

See Also: adage, advice and consent, agrapha, ambiguity, anatomical, anatomical reference, axiom, Beatitude, byword, calque, catchword, epigram, euphemism, idiom, idiomatic expression, language, loan translation, logion, maxim, motto, oral communication, phrasal idiom, phrase, proverb, quip, saw, set phrase, shibboleth, shucks, slogan, southernism, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, tongue twister, voice communication

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