sawn

[ sawn ]
/ sɔn /

verb

a past participle of saw1.

Related forms

un·sawn, adjective

Definition for sawn (2 of 3)

saw

1
[ saw ]
/ sɔ /

noun

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.

verb (used with object), sawed, sawed or sawn, saw·ing.

verb (used without object), sawed, sawed or sawn, saw·ing.

Origin of saw

1
before 1000; (noun) Middle English sawe, Old English saga, *sagu; cognate with Dutch zaag, Old Norse sǫg; akin to German Säge saw, Latin secāre to cut (see section), Old English seax knife, sax2; (v.) Middle English sawen, derivative of the noun

Related forms

saw·er, nounsaw·like, adjective

Definition for sawn (3 of 3)

saw

2
[ saw ]
/ sɔ /

verb

simple past tense of see1.
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British Dictionary definitions for sawn (1 of 5)

sawn

/ (sɔːn) /

verb

a past participle of saw 1

British Dictionary definitions for sawn (2 of 5)

SAW


abbreviation for

surface acoustic wave

British Dictionary definitions for sawn (3 of 5)

saw

1
/ (sɔː) /

noun

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

verb saws, sawing, sawed, sawed or sawn

to cut with a saw
to form by sawing
to cut as if wielding a sawto saw the air
to move (an object) from side to side as if moving a saw

Derived Forms

sawer, nounsawlike, adjective

Word Origin for saw

Old English sagu; related to Old Norse sog, Old High German saga, Latin secāre to cut, secūris axe

British Dictionary definitions for sawn (4 of 5)

saw

2
/ (sɔː) /

verb

the past tense of see 1

British Dictionary definitions for sawn (5 of 5)

saw

3
/ (sɔː) /

noun

a wise saying, maxim, or proverb

Word Origin for saw

Old English sagu a saying; related to saga
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Idioms and Phrases with sawn

saw


see old saw.

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