verb (used with object), sawed, sawed or sawn, saw·ing.
verb (used without object), sawed, sawed or sawn, saw·ing.
- savoy alps,
- savoy cabbage,
- saw doctor,
- saw grass,
- saw log,
- saw palmetto,
- saw pit
Origin of saw1
Origin of saw3
verb (used with object), saw, seen, see·ing.
verb (used without object), saw, seen, see·ing.
- to investigate; inquire about.
- to turn one's attention to; take care of: He said he would see about getting the license plates.
- to penetrate to the true nature of; comprehend; detect: He quickly saw through my story.
- to stay with to the end or until completion; persevere: to see a difficult situation through.
Origin of see1
Examples from the Web for saw
Because they stopped and I thought, “OK, that makes sense,” and then all of a sudden I saw another issue!
“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.
In Rwanda, as we watched the young fathers hold their babies, we saw a contented look in their eyes.
In being himself, he was also representing a community of people that talked how he talked and saw what he saw.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The body was carried up the side, and uncovered, just as Mrs. Dodd saw in her dream.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
The mystery was gradually being cleared up; the complications unravelled; and he saw things in a new light.The Weird of the Wentworths, Vol. 2|Johannes Scotus
She saw in them, it is true, a reflex of her own power—and that pleased, but it did not move her.Mary Marston|George MacDonald
I looked intently, and it seemed to me that what I saw was a corpse, tightly swathed in grave-clothes.The Treasure of the Tigris|A. F. Mockler Ferryman
She saw Mrs. Leslie coming to the window with her friend, and nerved herself for the ordeal.Guy Kenmore's Wife and The Rose and the Lily|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
verb saws, sawing, sawed, sawed or sawn
Word Origin for saw
Word Origin for saw
verb sees, seeing, saw or seen
Word Origin for see
Word Origin for see
toothed cutting tool, Old English sagu, from Proto-Germanic *sago "a cutting tool" (cf. Old English seax "knife," Old Norse sög, Norwegian sag, Danish sav, Swedish såg, Middle Dutch saghe, Dutch zaag, Old High German saga, German Säge "saw"), from PIE root *sek- "to cut" (cf. Latin secare "to cut," Russian sech' "to cut;" see section (n.)).
"proverb, saying, maxim," Old English sagu "saying, discourse, speech, study, tradition, tale," from Proto-Germanic *saga-, *sagon- (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch sage, zage, German Sage "legend, fable, saga, myth, tradition," Old Norse saga "story, tale, saga"), from PIE root *sek(w)- "to say, utter" (see say (v.)).
"cut with a saw," c.1300, perhaps c.1200, from saw (n.1). Strong conjugation began 15c. on model of draw, etc. Related: Sawed; sawing. Sawed-off "short, cut short" is attested 1887 of persons, 1898 of shotguns.
past tense of see; from Old English plural sawon.
Old English seon "to see, look, behold; observe, perceive, understand; experience, visit, inspect" (contracted class V strong verb; past tense seah, past participle sewen), from Proto-Germanic *sekhwanan (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German sehan, Middle High German, German sehen, Old Frisian sia, Middle Dutch sien, Old Norse sja, Gothic saihwan), from PIE root *sekw- (2) "to see," which is probably identical with *sekw- (1) "to follow" (see sequel), a root which produced words for "say" in Greek and Latin, and also words for "follow" (cf. Latin sequor), but "opinions differ in regard to the semantic starting-point and sequences" [Buck]. Thus see might originally mean "follow with the eyes."
Used in Middle English to mean "behold in the imagination or in a dream" (c.1200), "to recognize the force of (a demonstration)," also c.1200. Sense of "escort" (e.g. to see someone home) first recorded 1607 in Shakespeare. Meaning "to receive as a visitor" is attested from c.1500. Gambling sense of "equal a bet" is from 1590s. See you as a casual farewell first attested 1891. Let me see as a pausing statement is recorded from 1510s. To have seen everything as a hyperbolic expression of astonishment is from 1957.
When you have seen one of their Pictures, you have seen all. [Blake, c.1811]
c.1300, "throne of a bishop, archbishop, or pope," also "throne of a monarch, a goddess, Antichrist, etc.," from Old French sie "seat, throne; town, capital; episcopal see," from Latin sedem (nominative sedes) "seat, throne, abode, temple," related to sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Early 14c. as "administrative center of a bishopric;" c.1400 as "province under the jurisdiction of a bishop."
see old saw.
In addition to the idioms beginning with see
- see about
- see after
- see a man about a dog
- see beyond one's nose
- see daylight
- see double
- see eye to eye
- see fit
- seeing is believing
- seeing that
- seeing things
- see into
- seen better days, have
- seen one, seen them all
- see one's way to
- see out
- see reason
- see red
- see someone off
- see stars
- see the back of
- see the color of one's money
- see the elephant
- see the last of
- see the light
- see the light of day
- see the sights
- see things
- see through
- see through rose-colored glasses
- see to
- see with half an eye
- as far as I can see
- begin to see daylight
- can't see beyond the end of one's nose
- can't see the forest for the trees
- I'll be seeing you
- I see
- let me see
- long time no see
- so I see
- wait and see
Also see underseen.