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.

Quotes of saw

  1. She said she was going out, and would get the dinner. That is the last I saw her, or said anything to her. – Lizzie Andrew Borden
  2. It worries me a little bit the reach and power of TV. More people saw me in 'The Practice' than will ever see me in all the stage plays I ever do. Which is sort of humbling. Or troubling. Or both. – Michael Emerson
  3. I really loved Twin Peaks. When I saw the two -hour pilot, they screened it in the big theatre. I said, I don't know what is going to happen. I'm in this and I don't understand it. This is never going to sell. Who's going to watch this thing? – Sherilyn Fenn
  4. I know he was definitely beaten by her. I saw it many times. But we had a different way of dealing with her. He'd let her have more and more booze until she passed out. – David Gest
  5. Our father died when we were very young, so our mother raised six kids. We saw the world filtered through her eyes, being a minority woman raising six kids. – Gilbert Hernandez
  6. The first time Adrian saw me was on tape. But you should know that this never works- never in the history of movies has someone been cast from a video. – Olivier Martinez
  7. When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream. – Elvis Presley
  8. How did we suddenly become entranced with gangster culture? I saw it this morning on campus. When did the black community say we should all look like criminals? – Tim Reid
  9. But I really felt that, something about the lights going down, and the sense of community. I saw this movie at one festival, and there were 1700 people. – Paul Reiser
  10. Field of Dreams is the only movie- and I saw it in the theater- on an afternoon when I was on location somewhere, and there were like 12 people in the theater. I was just so devastated; I couldn't get out of my seat. And I sat and watched it a second time. – Paul Reiser
  11. In fact, I had the idea because of Peter Falk. I saw my dad watching a Peter Falk movie and something clicked in my head. I gotta go make a movie for Peter Falk and me. – Paul Reiser
  12. I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here. – Alain Resnais
  13. I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. – J. D. Salinger
  14. I never saw heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution. – Jonathan Swift
  15. I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. – Conrad Veidt

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

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