sawn

[sawn]

verb

a past participle of saw1.

Nearby words

  1. sawfish,
  2. sawfly,
  3. sawhorse,
  4. sawm,
  5. sawmill,
  6. sawn-off,
  7. sawney,
  8. sawtimber,
  9. sawtooth,
  10. sawtooth roof

Related formsun·sawn, adjective

saw

1
[saw]

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.

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.

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

to use a saw.
to cut with or as if with a saw.
to cut as a saw does.

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 formssaw·er, nounsaw·like, adjective

saw

2
[saw]

verb

simple past tense of see1.
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British Dictionary definitions for sawn

sawn

verb

a past participle of saw 1

SAW

abbreviation for

surface acoustic wave

saw

1

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 Formssawer, nounsawlike, adjective

Word Origin for saw

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

saw

2

verb

the past tense of see 1

saw

3

noun

a wise saying, maxim, or proverb

Word Origin for saw

Old English sagu a saying; related to saga

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Word Origin and History for sawn
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Idioms and Phrases with sawn

saw

see old saw.

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