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saw

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

an often stated observation regarding something from common experience
  • it's an old saw that a red sunset presages fair skies the next day

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saw

verb
past tense of see

Synonyms & Antonyms of saw (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make note of (something) through the use of one's eyes
  • out of the corner of my eye I saw the deer run into the woods

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2 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it
  • a writer who saw World War II through the eyes of a common soldier

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4 to have a vague awareness of
  • I see a certain sadness in his letters to his relatives back home

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5 to make a social call upon
  • you should go and see Father at the hospital this afternoon

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7 to go along with in order to provide assistance, protection, or companionship
  • thanks for coming, and I'll see you to the door

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The first known use of saw was before the 12th century

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“Saw.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/saw. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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