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. imp. of See.
  5. Something said; speech; discourse.
  6. A saying; a proverb; a maxim.
  7. Dictate; command; decree.
  8. 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.
  9. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
  10. 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.
  11. Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
  12. To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
  13. To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
  14. To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
  15. of See
  16. A cutting tool with a thin, flat blade and a toothed edge; a proverb or wise saying.
  17. 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.
  18. To be cut with such a tool; to use such a tool.
  19. Sawer.
  20. Sawed.
  21. Sawed or sawn.
  22. Sawing.
  23. Pa. t. of SEE.
  24. An instrument for cutting, formed of a blade, band, or disc of thin steel, with a toothed edge.
  25. To cut with a saw.
  26. To use a saw: to be cut with a saw:- pa. t. sawed; pa. p. sawed or sawn.
  27. A saying: a proverb.
  28. Of to see.
  29. To use, or cut with, a saw.
  30. Toothed instrument for cutting; an old saying.
  31. To cut, shape, or fashion with a saw.
  32. To be cut with a saw; use a saw; make motions as if using a saw.
  33. Imp. Of SEE, v.
  34. A cutting instrument with pointed teeth.
  35. A proverbial saying.
  36. A cutting instrument of steel with a toothed edge.
  37. A saying or maxim.
  38. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; to form by cutting with a saw.
  39. To practise sawing; to cut with a saw; to be cut with a saw.
  40. A cutting instrument with a toothed edge.
  41. To cut or separate with the saw; to use a saw.
  42. Of see, which see.