Definitions for SAW

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  1. proverb, adage, saw, byword(noun)

    a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

  2. saw(noun)

    hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

  3. power saw, saw, sawing machine(verb)

    a power tool for cutting wood

  4. saw(verb)

    cut with a saw

    "saw wood for the fireplace"

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  1. Saw

    imp. of See

  2. Saw(verb)

    something said; speech; discourse

  3. Saw(verb)

    a saying; a proverb; a maxim

  4. Saw(verb)

    dictate; command; decree

  5. Saw(noun)

    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

  6. Saw(verb)

    to cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble

  7. Saw(verb)

    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

  8. Saw(verb)

    also used figuratively; as, to saw the air

  9. Saw(verb)

    to use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well

  10. Saw(verb)

    to cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast

  11. Saw(verb)

    to be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly

  12. Saw

    of See

  13. Origin: [OE. sawe, AS. sagu; akin to secgan to say. See Say, v. t. and cf. Saga.]

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  1. Saw

    A saw is a tool consisting of a hard blade, wire, or chain with a toothed edge. It is used to cut through relatively hard material, most often wood. The cut is made by placing the toothed edge against the material and moving it forcefully back and forth. This force may be applied by hand, or powered by steam, water, electricity or other power source. An abrasive saw has a powered circular blade designed to cut through metal.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #327

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SAW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #450


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