Saw
Saw Saw, v. t. [imp. {Sawed}; p. p. {Sawed} or {Sawn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sawing}.] 1. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air. [1913 Webster]


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  • saw — saw1 [sô] n. [ME sawe < OE sagu, akin to Ger säge, Du zaag < IE base * sek , to cut, > L secare, to cut, OE seax, knife] 1. a) a cutting tool, of various shapes and sizes and worked by hand or machinery, consisting essentially of a thin… …   English World dictionary

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  • Saw — Saw, v. i. 1. To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast. [1913 Webster] 3. To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • saw — Ⅰ. saw [1] ► NOUN 1) a hand tool for cutting wood or other hard materials, having a long, thin serrated blade and operated using a backwards and forwards movement. 2) a mechanical power driven cutting tool with a toothed rotating disc or moving… …   English terms dictionary

  • Saw — Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sagu; akin to secgan to say. See {Say}, v. t. and cf. {Saga}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Something said; speech; discourse. [Obs.] To hearken all his sawe. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. A saying; a proverb; a maxim. [1913 Webster] His …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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