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I went to stand-up when my rock n' roll dreams weren't coming true. I knew it wasn't going to happen when I was in a New Wave band in 1992 - at the height of grunge. Then I heard No Doubt's 'Spiderwebs' and I said, 'Well, we're done.' They did - and succeeded at - what we were trying to do.
Greg Behrendt

Meaning of "said" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SAID

said  [sɛd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SAID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Said is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb said in English.

WHAT DOES SAID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sa‘id

Sa‘id is a male Arabic given name meaning "happy". For the female version, see Saida; for the Turkish variant, see Sait. The Maltese surname Said, pronounced, has the same origin but has been borne by Latin Catholics for over seven centuries. Most Maltese surnames are of Italian origin, but this is one of the very few authentically Arabic given names that have survived in the islands as family names. It is a variant of the medieval Sicilian Christian surname Saido, Saito which was derived from the Siculo-Arabic given name Sa'īd used by both Muslims and Christians. In Sicily and Malta this surname was sometimes italianized as Felice. The surname was established in Malta by 1419, appearing mostly as Sayd in the militia list of that year. In the 1480 militia list it is spelt mostly Said, but was later variously written Said, Sayd, Sajt, Sait in the Catholic church census of 1687.

Definition of said in the English dictionary

The definition of said in the dictionary is named or mentioned previously; aforesaid.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SAID

PRESENT

Present
I say
you say
he/she/it says
we say
you say
they say
Present continuous
I am saying
you are saying
he/she/it is saying
we are saying
you are saying
they are saying
Present perfect
I have said
you have said
he/she/it has said
we have said
you have said
they have said
Present perfect continuous
I have been saying
you have been saying
he/she/it has been saying
we have been saying
you have been saying
they have been saying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I said
you said
he/she/it said
we said
you said
they said
Past continuous
I was saying
you were saying
he/she/it was saying
we were saying
you were saying
they were saying
Past perfect
I had said
you had said
he/she/it had said
we had said
you had said
they had said
Past perfect continuous
I had been saying
you had been saying
he/she/it had been saying
we had been saying
you had been saying
they had been saying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will say
you will say
he/she/it will say
we will say
you will say
they will say
Future continuous
I will be saying
you will be saying
he/she/it will be saying
we will be saying
you will be saying
they will be saying
Future perfect
I will have said
you will have said
he/she/it will have said
we will have said
you will have said
they will have said
Future perfect continuous
I will have been saying
you will have been saying
he/she/it will have been saying
we will have been saying
you will have been saying
they will have been saying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would said
you would said
he/she/it would said
we would said
you would said
they would said
Conditional continuous
I would be saying
you would be saying
he/she/it would be saying
we would be saying
you would be saying
they would be saying
Conditional perfect
I would have said
you would have said
he/she/it would have said
we would have said
you would have said
they would have said
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been saying
you would have been saying
he/she/it would have been saying
we would have been saying
you would have been saying
they would have been saying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you say
we let´s say
you say
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to say
Past participle
said
Present Participle
saying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SAID

sai
saibling
saic
saice
saick
Saida
saiga
Saigo Takamori
Saigon
Saigon cinnamon
saikei
sail
sail close to the wind
sail maker
sailable
sailboard
sailboarder
sailboarding
sailboat
sailboater

WORDS THAT END LIKE SAID

aforesaid
afraid
aid
braid
bridesmaid
first aid
Haid
hearing aid
housemaid
laid
maid
Medicaid
mermaid
overlaid
overpaid
paid
plaid
prepaid
raid
unpaid

Synonyms and antonyms of said in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SAID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «said» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of said

Translation of «said» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SAID

Find out the translation of said to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of said from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «said» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dicho
570 millions of speakers

English

said
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कहा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сказал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

disse
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বললেন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sagte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

言った
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

말했다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngandika
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nói
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூறினார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

म्हणाले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dedim
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

suddetto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powiedział
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сказав
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a declarat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

είπε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gesê
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sa
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of said

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SAID»

The term «said» is very widely used and occupies the 1.067 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SAID» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «said» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «said» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about said

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10 QUOTES WITH «SAID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word said.
1
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I look young. I heard this said so often that it became irritating. I once worked as a babysitter for a woman who, the first time we met, said she didn't want somebody in high school. I was 22. Later, I realised that in certain places being female and looking 'young' meant it was more difficult to be taken seriously, so I turned to make-up.
2
Alcaeus
'Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old.
3
Bruce Babbitt
What I finally did in 1995 was I said, I'm going to get out of this town and I'm going to go out West.
4
Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.
5
Greg Behrendt
I went to stand-up when my rock n' roll dreams weren't coming true. I knew it wasn't going to happen when I was in a New Wave band in 1992 - at the height of grunge. Then I heard No Doubt's 'Spiderwebs' and I said, 'Well, we're done.' They did - and succeeded at - what we were trying to do.
6
Joseph Bologna
But, having said that, believe me, as you get older, the parts dry up. They get less and less.
7
Sonny Bono
People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records.
8
George W. Bush
So, I'm lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, 'Free at last,' and she says 'You're free all right, you're free to do the dishes.' So I say, 'You're talking to the former president, baby,' and she said, 'consider this your new domestic policy agenda.'
9
Cameron Crowe
I'm always writing. A friend of mine once said, 'You avoid re-writing by writing.' Which is kind of a good point, because re-writing seems to be mostly about craft, and writing is just, like, getting out your passion on a piece of paper.
10
Michael Clarke Duncan
Once an actor told me he went to the Shakespeare School of Acting, and I said, 'I went to the Shakespeare of Acting, too' and he said, 'Oh really?' And I said, 'I went to Shakespeare Elementary School in Chicago.' He didn't take the joke well, he didn't laugh and didn't think it was funny - I thought it was funny. It's all the same to me.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SAID»

Discover the use of said in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to said and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Orientalism
Now reissued with a substantial new afterword, this highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East has become one of the canonical texts of cultural studies.
Edward W. Said, 2006
2
What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture ...
What the Dormouse Said is a poignant, funny, and inspiring book by one of the smartest technology writers around.
John Markoff, 2005
3
1001 Dumbest Things Ever Said
" --Joe Theisman, former NFL football quarterback and sports analyst In celebration of mental lapses and pure idiocy, here is a collection of stupid utterances, unintentional and otherwise, from the worlds of politics, radio, television, ...
Steven D Price, 2005
4
Well Said!: Presentations and Conversations That Get Results
Praise for "Well Said!"" "Get this book if you want to stand out and make all your communications effective with that cutting-edge sparkle.
Darlene Price, 2012
5
Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and ...
Draws on medical case histories, scientific findings, and personal research by the author to separate myth from fact and debunk a vast array of parental edicts.
Ken Jennings, 2013
6
That's What She Said: The Most Versatile Joke on Earth
That's What She Said is certain to make as smooth an entry into the hands of readers who won't want to stop until they're finished and fully satisfied.
Justin Wishne, Bryan Nicolas, 2011
7
Representations of the Intellectual
In these six essays--delivered on the BBC as the prestigious Reith Lectures--Said addresses the ways in which the intellectual can best serve society in the light of a heavily compromised media and of special interest groups who are ...
Edward W. Said, 2012
8
1001 Smartest Things Ever Said
In this witty collection you will find quotations grouped in categories that reflect the range of human existence, hopes, and achievement: Life and Death (And Some of What Happens in Between) "Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in ...
Steven D. Price, 2005
9
She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall
The mother of one of the high school students killed in the Littleton shootings describes her daughter's religious faith.
Misty Bernall, 2000
10
Culture and Imperialism
"Said is a brilliant . . . scholar, aesthete and political activist."--Washington Post Book World.
Edward W. Said, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SAID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term said is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Mike Huckabee: Obama Marching Israelis 'To The Door Of The Oven'
It's got to be stopped," he said in the interview. Huckabee currently polls at 5.6 percent in the GOP presidential primary, according to HuffPost Pollster:. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Trump goes on the attack again, with Scott Walker as his latest target
Trump said at a packed rally at Oskaloosa High School. “Wisconsin's doing terribly. It's in turmoil. The roads are a disaster because they don't have any money to ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
3
Hillary Clinton Emails Said to Contain Classified Data
WASHINGTON — Government investigators said Friday that they had discovered classified information on the private email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Trump slams McCain for being 'captured' in Vietnam; other …
Cruz said that he considers McCain a friend and “an American war hero” and that it ... But he said he would not criticize another Republican candidate, including ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
5
John McCain Has a Few Things to Say About Donald Trump
McCain said that Donald Trump's comments on immigration have “fired up the crazies” in the Republican Party. Credit Photograph by by Win McNamee/Getty. «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
6
How the Son of Edward Said Is Trying to Change Terrorism …
In 1999, Wadie Said was finishing his graduate studies at Columbia Law School, unsure of the direction he wanted his career to take. A year earlier, the U.S. ... «The Intercept - First Look Media, Jul 15»
7
Obama uses N-word, says we are 'not cured' of racism
Obama lamented Congress's lack of action on gun control and said "Unfortunately, the grip of the NRA on Congress is extremely strong. I don't foresee any ... «CNN, Jun 15»
8
Nikki Haley calls for removal of Confederate flag from capitol grounds
"Today we are here in a moment of unity in our state without ill will to say it is time to remove the flag from our capitol grounds," said Haley, a Republican and the ... «CNN, Jun 15»
9
What I wish my dad said before he died
“Is it payback time, or is it step-up-to-the-plate time? When he got sick, there wasn't a choice for me,” Ohman said. “I just did what I felt I had to do. I couldn't walk ... «PBS NewsHour, Jun 15»
10
Obama calls deaths in South Carolina church shooting 'senseless …
"Any death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy," said Obama, as Vice President Joe Biden stood alongside him. "There is ... «CNN, Jun 15»

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