Definitions of saw

  1. a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
  2. a power tool for cutting wood
  3. cut with a saw; " saw wood for the fireplace"
  4. hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
  5. imp. of See.
  6. Something said; speech; discourse.
  7. A saying; a proverb; a maxim.
  8. Dictate; command; decree.
  9. An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood, iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel, with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing.
  10. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
  11. To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel.
  12. Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
  13. To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
  14. To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
  15. To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
  16. of See
  17. A cutting tool with a thin, flat blade and a toothed edge; a proverb or wise saying.
  18. To cut with, or as with, a thin- bladed tool with a toothed edge; to form or fashion with such a tool; to make motions like those of such a tool in operation; as, he sawed the air with his hands and arms.
  19. To be cut with such a tool; to use such a tool.
  20. Sawer.
  21. Sawed.
  22. Sawed or sawn.
  23. Sawing.
  24. An instrument having an edge of sharp tooth- like projections; employed in surgery for cutting bone.
  25. An instrument with nicked edge for sawing a bone.
  26. Pa. t. of SEE.
  27. An instrument for cutting, formed of a blade, band, or disc of thin steel, with a toothed edge.
  28. To cut with a saw.
  29. To use a saw: to be cut with a saw:- pa. t. sawed; pa. p. sawed or sawn.
  30. A saying: a proverb.
  31. Of to see.
  32. To use, or cut with, a saw.
  33. Toothed instrument for cutting; an old saying.
  34. To cut, shape, or fashion with a saw.
  35. To be cut with a saw; use a saw; make motions as if using a saw.
  36. Imp. Of SEE, v.
  37. A cutting instrument with pointed teeth.
  38. A proverbial saying.
  39. A cutting instrument of steel with a toothed edge.
  40. A saying or maxim.
  41. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; to form by cutting with a saw.
  42. To practise sawing; to cut with a saw; to be cut with a saw.
  43. A cutting instrument with a toothed edge.
  44. To cut or separate with the saw; to use a saw.
  45. Of see, which see.

Usage examples for saw

  1. She saw him like that! – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  2. She saw it was worse for me than for her, because I'm married to Angelo. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. And you saw Mrs. Demorest? – The Argonauts of North Liberty by Bret Harte
  4. Oh, no, I saw no one. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  5. You saw us, then? – Barbara in Brittany by E. A. Gillie
  6. It was at the 'Frivolity' I saw you. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  7. I saw Marie come in here. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  8. I never saw him before. – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  9. I came this way just before I saw you. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
  10. He saw that he would have to wait. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  11. He did not care who saw – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. Jack saw it and laughed. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  13. But you saw he tried to. – The Mahatma and the Hare by H. Rider Haggard
  14. She saw he did not understand. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  15. Why, havin' saw the widda, how can he help fallin' in love with her! – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  16. He had not been in bed at all, as she saw at once. – The Shape of Fear by Elia W. Peattie
  17. " I saw Langrishe to- day, Nell," he said. – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  18. Helen saw that one was Charnock. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  19. I didn't want you to see all I saw David. – The Mountain Girl by Payne Erskine
  20. When last I saw her she was but a little child. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby