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saw 1

 (sô)
n.
Any of various tools, either hand-operated or power-driven, having a thin metal blade or disk with a sharp, usually toothed edge, used for cutting wood, metal, or other hard materials.
v. sawed, sawed or sawn (sôn), saw·ing, saws
v.tr.
1. To cut or divide with a saw.
2. To produce or shape with a saw: sawed a hole in the board.
3. To make back-and-forth motions through or on: a speaker who saws the air with his arms.
v.intr.
1. To use a saw: sawing along the chalk line.
2. To undergo cutting with a saw: Pine wood saws easily.

[Middle English sawe, from Old English sagu, saw; see sek- in Indo-European roots.]

saw′er n.

saw 2

 (sô)
n.
A familiar saying, especially one that has become trite through repetition. See Synonyms at saying.

[Middle English sawe, from Old English sagu, speech; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

saw 3

 (sô)
v.
Past tense of see1.

saw

(sɔː)
n
1. (Tools) any of various hand tools for cutting wood, metal, etc, having a blade with teeth along one edge
2. (Tools) any of various machines or devices for cutting by use of a toothed blade, such as a power-driven circular toothed wheel or toothed band of metal
vb, saws, sawing, sawed, sawed or sawn
3. (Tools) to cut with a saw
4. (Tools) to form by sawing
5. to cut as if wielding a saw: to saw the air.
6. to move (an object) from side to side as if moving a saw
[Old English sagu; related to Old Norse sog, Old High German saga, Latin secāre to cut, secūris axe]
ˈsawer n
ˈsawˌlike adj

saw

(sɔː)
vb
the past tense of see1

saw

(sɔː)
n
a wise saying, maxim, or proverb
[Old English sagu a saying; related to saga]

SAW

abbreviation for
(Electronics) surface acoustic wave

saw1

(sɔ)

n., v. sawed, sawed sawn, saw•ing. n.
1. a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth.
2. any similar tool or device, as a rotating disk, in which a sharp continuous edge replaces the teeth.
v.t.
3. to cut or divide with a saw.
4. to form by cutting with a saw.
5. to make cutting motions as if using a saw: to saw the air with one's hands.
6. to work (something) from side to side like a saw.
v.i.
7. to use a saw.
8. to cut with or as if with a saw.
Idioms:
saw wood, to snore loudly while sleeping.
[before 1000; Middle English sawe, Old English saga, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sage (Dutch zaag), Old High German saga, Old Norse sǫg;]
saw′er, n.

saw2

(sɔ)

v.
pt. of see 1 .

saw3

(sɔ)

n.
a maxim; proverb; saying: an old saw.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English sagu; c. Old Frisian sege, Old High German, German sage, Old Norse saga (compare saga); akin to say]

saw


Past participle: sawn
Gerund: sawing

Imperative
saw
saw
Present
I saw
you saw
he/she/it saws
we saw
you saw
they saw
Preterite
I sawed
you sawed
he/she/it sawed
we sawed
you sawed
they sawed
Present Continuous
I am sawing
you are sawing
he/she/it is sawing
we are sawing
you are sawing
they are sawing
Present Perfect
I have sawn
you have sawn
he/she/it has sawn
we have sawn
you have sawn
they have sawn
Past Continuous
I was sawing
you were sawing
he/she/it was sawing
we were sawing
you were sawing
they were sawing
Past Perfect
I had sawn
you had sawn
he/she/it had sawn
we had sawn
you had sawn
they had sawn
Future
I will saw
you will saw
he/she/it will saw
we will saw
you will saw
they will saw
Future Perfect
I will have sawn
you will have sawn
he/she/it will have sawn
we will have sawn
you will have sawn
they will have sawn
Future Continuous
I will be sawing
you will be sawing
he/she/it will be sawing
we will be sawing
you will be sawing
they will be sawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sawing
you have been sawing
he/she/it has been sawing
we have been sawing
you have been sawing
they have been sawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sawing
you will have been sawing
he/she/it will have been sawing
we will have been sawing
you will have been sawing
they will have been sawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sawing
you had been sawing
he/she/it had been sawing
we had been sawing
you had been sawing
they had been sawing
Conditional
I would saw
you would saw
he/she/it would saw
we would saw
you would saw
they would saw
Past Conditional
I would have sawn
you would have sawn
he/she/it would have sawn
we would have sawn
you would have sawn
they would have sawn
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saw - a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
2.saw - hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
billhook, bill - a long-handled saw with a curved blade; "he used a bill to prune branches off of the tree"
bucksaw - a saw that is set in a frame in the shape of an H; used with both hands to cut wood that is held in a sawbuck
crown saw - a saw having teeth around the edge of a hollow cylinder
folding saw - a saw with a toothed blade that folds into a handle (the way a pocketknife folds)
hack saw, hacksaw, metal saw - saw used with one hand for cutting metal
carpenter's saw, hand saw, handsaw - a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
sawtooth - a serration on a saw blade
tooth - something resembling the tooth of an animal
lumberman's saw, two-handed saw, two-man saw, whipsaw - a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
3.saw - a power tool for cutting woodsaw - a power tool for cutting wood  
band saw, bandsaw - an endless saw consisting of a toothed metal band that is driven around two wheels
chain saw, chainsaw - portable power saw; teeth linked to form an endless chain
buzz saw, circular saw - a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery; rotates on a spindle
gangsaw - a power saw that has several parallel blades making simultaneous cuts
fretsaw, scroll saw, jigsaw - fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines
power tool - a tool driven by a motor
jigsaw, reciprocating saw, saber saw - a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut
sawmill - a large sawing machine
tooth - something resembling the tooth of an animal
Verb1.saw - cut with a saw; "saw wood for the fireplace"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
whipsaw - saw with a whipsaw

saw

noun
A usually pithy and familiar statement expressing an observation or principle generally accepted as wise or true:
Translations
pilařezat
savsave
sahasahata
pila
fűrészfűrészel
sagasög
のこぎり
serraserrare
zāģētzāģis
píliťrozpíliť
žagažagati
sågsåga
เลื่อย
testeretestere ile kesmek
cưa

saw

1 [sɔː] (sawed (vb: pt) (sawed or sawn (pp)))
A. N (= tool) → sierra f
B. VTserrar
C. VI to saw throughcortar con (una) sierra
D. CPD saw edge Nfilo m dentado or de sierra
saw away
A. VT + ADVquitar con la sierra
B. VI + ADV she was sawing away at the violiniba rascando el violín
saw off VT + ADVcortar con la sierra
saw up VT + ADVcortar con la sierra

saw

3 [sɔː] N (= saying) → refrán m, dicho m

saw

[ˈsɔː]
pt of see
n (= tool) → scie f
vt [sawed] [ˈsɔːd] (pt) [sawed or sawn] (pp) → scier
He sawed the branch in half → Il a scié la branche en deux.
saw up
vt sepdébiter à la scie

saw

:
saw blade
nSägeblatt nt
sawbones
n (dated sl)Medizinmann m (inf)
sawbuck
n (US) → Sägebock m; (sl: = banknote) → Zehndollarschein m
sawdust
nSägemehl nt
sawfish
nSägefisch m
sawhorse
nSägebock m
sawmill
nSägewerk nt

saw

2
nSpruch m, → Weisheit f

saw

3 vb: pret <sawed>, ptp <sawed or sawn>
nSäge f; musical sawSingende Säge
vt
(lit)sägen; to saw something throughetw durchsägen; to saw something in twoetw entzweisägen; saw the wood into smaller logszersägen Sie das Holz in kleinere Scheite; sawn timber (esp Brit) → Schnittholz nt
he/his arms sawed the airer schlug wild um sich, er fuchtelte mit den Armen (durch die Luft)
vi
(person, saw)sägen; (wood)sich sägen lassen
to saw away at the violinauf der Geige herumsägen; to saw (away) at the meatam Fleisch herumsäbeln (inf)

saw

1 [sɔː] (sawed (vb: pt) (sawed or sawn (pp)))
1. n (tool) → sega
2. vtsegare
to saw sth up → fare a pezzi qc con la sega
to saw sth off → segare via qc
3. vi to saw throughsegare

saw2

(soː) noun
a tool for cutting, having a toothed edge. He used a saw to cut through the branch.
verbpast tense sawed: past participles sawn, ~sawed
to cut with a saw. He sawed the log in two.
ˈsawdust noun
a dust of tiny fragments of wood, made by sawing.
ˈsawmill noun
a place in which wood is mechanically sawn.
adjective
a sawmill worker.

saw

مِنْشَار pila sav Säge πριόνι sierra saha scie pila sega のこぎり zaag sag piła serra пила såg เลื่อย testere cưa 锯子

saw

pret de see
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I never saw anyone faint, and I don't choose to make myself all black and blue, tumbling flat as you do.
It was never published, but I saw it once and it made an indelible impression on my mind.
But she soon saw how likely it was that Lucy, in her self-provident care, in her haste to secure him, should overlook every thing but the risk of delay.
When I saw him in the light, I observed, not only that his hair was long and ragged, but that his face was burnt dark by the sun.
Pip, till I saw that you were quite unconscious of him, sitting behind you there, like a ghost.
The Prince, too, had got lost like the rest, and wandered on for a time until he came to a little clearing in the forest not far from the sea, where he saw a woman sitting on a chair and a big barrel standing beside her.
what palace am I to lead to," said Sancho, "when what I saw her highness in was only a very little house?
I heard a short, sharp cry behind me, a fall, and turning saw an awful face rushing upon me,--not human, not animal, but hellish, brown, seamed with red branching scars, red drops starting out upon it, and the lidless eyes ablaze.
I seemed to reel; I felt a nightmare sensation of falling; and, looking round, I saw the laboratory exactly as before.
I was at home at that hour and writing in my study; and although my French windows face towards Ottershaw and the blind was up (for I loved in those days to look up at the night sky), I saw nothing of it.
He saw overhead a black and tempestuous sky, across which the wind was driving clouds that occasionally suffered a twinkling star to appear; before him was the vast expanse of waters, sombre and terrible, whose waves foamed and roared as if before the approach of a storm.
When I saw them coming I told the men to be quick and flay the carcasses of the two dead sheep and make burnt offerings of them, and at the same time to repeat prayers to Hades and to Proserpine; but I sat where I was with my sword drawn and would not let the poor feckless ghosts come near the blood till Teiresias should have answered my questions.