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Dictionary Definition

said adj : being the one previously mentioned or spoken of; "works of all the aforementioned authors"; "said party has denied the charges" [syn: aforesaid(a), aforementioned(a), said(a)]say n : the chance to speak; "let him have his say"


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]said See say

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /sεd/, sEd/
  • Rhymes: -ɛd


  1. past of say


  1. mentioned earlier
    • The said party has denied the charges.



  1. mentioned earlier
    • Said party has denied the charges.


mentioned earlier


See also

  • Said for proper noun sense



Latin sitis



Extensive Definition

Sa‘īd () is a male Arabic given name meaning "happy", used by both Christian and Muslim Arabs. The name can also be transliterated as Saïd or Saidor,\Saeed

People named Sa‘id

As a given name:
As a surname:
Named Abu Sa‘id (meaning "father of Sa‘id"):
Fictional People:
A given name
said in German: Said
said in French: Saïd
said in Hebrew: סעיד

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