proverb, adage, saw, byword(noun)
a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
power saw, saw, sawing machine(verb)
a power tool for cutting wood
cut with a saw
"saw wood for the fireplace"
imp. of See
something said; speech; discourse
a saying; a proverb; a maxim
dictate; command; decree
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
to cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble
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
also used figuratively; as, to saw the air
to use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well
to cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast
to be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly
Origin: [OE. sawe, AS. sagu; akin to secgan to say. See Say, v. t. and cf. Saga.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
saw, pa.t. of see.
saw, n. an instrument for cutting, formed of a blade, band, or disc of thin steel, with a toothed edge.—v.t. to cut with a saw.—v.i. to use a saw: to be cut with a saw:—pa.t. sawed; pa.p. sawed or sawn.—ns. Saw′-back, the larva of an American bombycid moth; Saw′-bones, a slang name for a surgeon; Saw′dust, dust or small pieces of wood, &c., made in sawing; Saw′er; Saw′-file, a three-cornered file used for sharpening the teeth of saws; Saw′-fish, a genus of cartilaginous fishes distinguished by the prolongation of the snout into a formidable weapon bordered on each side by sharp teeth; Saw′-fly, the common name of a number of hymenopterous insects, injurious to plants; Saw′-frame, the frame in which a saw is set; Saw′-grass, a marsh plant of the southern states of the American Union, with long slender leaves; Saw′-horn, any insect with serrate antennæ; Saw′mill, a mill for sawing timber; Saw′pit, a pit where wood is sawed; Saw′-set, an instrument for turning the teeth of saws alternately right and left; Saw′-sharp′ener, the greater titmouse; Saw′-tā′ble, the platform of a sawing-machine; Saw′-tem′pering, the process by which the requisite hardness and elasticity are given to a saw.—adj. Saw′-toothed, having teeth like those of a saw: (bot.) having tooth-like notches, as a leaf.—ns. Saw′-whet, the Acadian owl; Saw′-whet′ter, the marsh titmouse; Saw′yer, one who saws timber: a stranded tree in a river in America: any wood-boring larva: the bowfin fish. [A.S. saga; Ger. säge.]
saw, n. a saying: a proverb: a degree: a joke. [A.S. sagu—secgan, to say.]
saw, n. (Scot.) salve.
A tool used to cut a something with.
A saw is used for many purposes and is created in many different forms, hand tool, power tool etc.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SAW' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #327
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'SAW' in Written Corpus Frequency: #450
The numerical value of SAW in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of SAW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.
We are told that when Jehovah created the world he saw that it was good what would he say now
I saw it was flying, flew right over me. From that side, i saw smoke in the sky, then I heard an explosion and I saw a huge blue (cloud of) smoke.
I think I had been driving for about 45 minutes and at about 7:45 a.m., I saw a group of cars crawling along, i pulled up with them and there were the two lions walking towards me. One of them saw the kudu [type of large antelope] in the bushes and I saw the lion crouch.
I've heard Jersey City. I've heard Paterson. It was 14 years ago, but I saw it on television, I saw clips, and so did many other people -- and many people saw it in person. I've had hundreds of phone calls to the Trump organization saying, 'We saw it. There was dancing in the streets.'.
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Translations for SAW
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- نشر, منشارArabic
- serra, serrarCatalan, Valencian
- Sprichwort, Säge, Spruch, sägenGerman
- πριόνι, απόφθεγμα, πριονίζω, ρήσηGreek
- segilo, segiEsperanto
- dicho, sierra, proverbio, serrar, refránSpanish
- منشار, اره, اره كردنPersian
- saha, sahataFinnish
- scie, proverbe, scierFrench
- sàbhScottish Gaelic
- serra, serrarGalician
- fűrész, fűrészelHungarian
- peri bahasa, gergaji, amsal, petitihIndonesian
- sög, sagaIcelandic
- segare, sega, adagioItalian
- 挽く, のこぎり, 鋸, 切るJapanese
- 켜다, 톱, 썰다Korean
- mişar, pendKurdish
- serrare, serraLatin
- See, seeënLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- zāģēt, zāģisLatvian
- kani, kanikaniMāori
- пили, изрека, пила, поговорка, пословицаMacedonian
- gergaji, menggergajiMalay
- sega, serrieqMaltese
- spreuk, zaag, gezegde, zagen, spreekwoordDutch
- ressegar, ressar, sèrra, ressèga, rèssa, serrarOccitan
- piła, piłowaćPolish
- serrote, serrar, serra, provérbioPortuguese
- поговорка, пилить, пила, пословицаRussian
- жага, testera, жагати, žaga, пила, пилити, žagati, piliti, pila, тестераSerbo-Croatian
- žaga, žagatiSlovene
- såga, sågSwedish
- cưa, cái cưaVietnamese
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