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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