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saw

Definition of saw

  • past tense of see

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saw

noun \ ˈsȯ \

Definition of saw

: a hand or power tool or a machine used to cut hard material (such as wood, metal, or bone) and equipped usually with a toothed blade or disk

sawlike

play \ˈsȯ-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of saw

Middle English sawe, from Old English sagu; akin to Old High German sega saw, Latin secare to cut

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saw

verb

Definition of saw

sawed play \ˈsȯd\; sawed or sawn play \ˈsȯn\; sawing play \ˈsȯ(-)iŋ\
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

sawer

play \ˈsȯ(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of saw in a Sentence

  1. He sawed the boards in half.

  2. This blade is too dull for sawing.

First Known Use of saw

13th century

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saw

noun

Definition of saw

Origin and Etymology 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


SAW Defined for English Language Learners

saw

verb

Definition of saw for English Language Learners

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


SAW Defined for Kids

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saw

Definition of saw for Students

  • past tense of see

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saw

noun \ ˈsȯ \

Definition of saw for Students

: a tool or machine with a blade having sharp teeth that is used for cutting hard material (as wood or metal)

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saw

verb

Definition of saw for Students

sawed; sawed or sawn \ˈsȯn\; sawing
: to cut or shape with a saw

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saw

noun

Definition of saw for Students

: a common saying : proverb

Medical Dictionary

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saw

medical Definition of saw


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saw

noun \ ˈsȯ \

medical Definition of saw

: a hand or power tool used to cut hard material (as bone) and equipped usually with a toothed blade or disk


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