a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth.
any similar tool or device, as a rotating disk, in which a sharp continuous edge replaces the teeth.
to cut or divide with a saw.
to form by cutting with a saw.
to make cutting motions as if using a saw: to saw the air with one's hands.
to work (something) from side to side like a saw.
to use a saw.
to cut with or as if with a saw.
to cut as a saw does.
Idioms about saw
saw wood, Informal. to snore loudly while sleeping.
- sawer, noun
- sawlike, adjective
Other definitions for saw (2 of 3)
simple past tense of see1.
Other definitions for saw (3 of 3)
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How to use saw in a sentence
Every economic supersector except mining and logging saw job gains in August, and all but a few made gains in June and July as well.The Easy Part Of The Economic Recovery Might Be Over | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux | September 4, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Into such surgical headgear, Musk believes, billions of consumers will one day willingly place their heads, submitting as an automated saw carves out a circle of bone and a robot threads electronics into their brains.
A cordless miter saw gives you the freedom to set up anywhere you want to work on the project you need to complete.Make every project a breeze with the right miter saw | PopSci Commerce Team | August 26, 2020 | Popular-Science
In case you’re wondering what a miter saw does, it’s a specialized power tool that helps you cut wood at different angles—think for crown molding, garden beds, door frames, and more.Make every project a breeze with the right miter saw | PopSci Commerce Team | August 26, 2020 | Popular-Science
The man, Wayne Reyes, who police said aimed a sawed-off shotgun at them, died at the scene.Police Officers Accused Of Brutal Violence Often Have A History Of Complaints By Citizens | LGBTQ-Editor | June 1, 2020 | No Straight News
But Krauss said that from the moment he and the other scientists arrived on the island, they never saw anything untoward.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking | M.L. Nestel | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Because they stopped and I thought, “OK, that makes sense,” and then all of a sudden I saw another issue!Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“We saw his background and he was a Bronx guy and we started breaking the case,” Boyce says.
We just saw an edit of one called, “Doug Becomes A Feminist,” and I just really enjoyed watching it.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Rwanda, as we watched the young fathers hold their babies, we saw a contented look in their eyes.
Davy looked around and saw an old man coming toward them across the lawn.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
In the evening, St. Peter's and its accessories were illuminated—by far the most brilliant spectacle I ever saw.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
There was no fighting; a rifle shot now and then from the crests where we saw our fellows clearly.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
As his eye became accustomed to the gloom, David Arden saw traces of gilding on the walls.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for saw (1 of 4)
any of various hand tools for cutting wood, metal, etc, having a blade with teeth along one edge
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
to cut with a saw
to form by sawing
to cut as if wielding a saw: to saw the air
to move (an object) from side to side as if moving a saw
- sawer, noun
- sawlike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for saw (2 of 4)
the past tense of see 1
British Dictionary definitions for saw (3 of 4)
a wise saying, maxim, or proverb
British Dictionary definitions for SAW (4 of 4)
surface acoustic wave
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Other Idioms and Phrases with saw
see old saw.
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