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1saw

Definition of SAW

past of see

2saw

noun \ˈs\

Definition of SAW

:  a hand or power tool or a machine used to cut hard material (as wood, metal, or bone) and equipped usually with a toothed blade or disk
saw·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of SAW

Middle English sawe, from Old English sagu; akin to Old High German sega saw, Latin secare to cut
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

Rhymes with SAW

3saw

verb

: to cut or shape (wood, metal, etc.) with a saw

sawed \ˈsd\ sawed or sawn \ˈsn\ saw·ing \ˈs(-)iŋ\

Full Definition of SAW

transitive verb
1
:  to cut with a saw
2
:  to produce or form by cutting with a saw
3
:  to slash as though with a saw
intransitive verb
1
a :  to use a saw
b :  to cut with or as if with a saw
2
:  to undergo cutting with a saw
3
:  to make motions as though using a saw <sawed at the reins>
saw·er \ˈs(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of SAW

  1. He sawed the boards in half.
  2. This blade is too dull for sawing.

First Known Use of SAW

13th century

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

4saw

noun

Definition of SAW

:  maxim, proverb

Origin of SAW

Middle English sawe, from Old English sagu discourse; akin to Old High German & Old Norse saga tale, Old English secgan to say — more at say
First Known Use: before 12th century

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