Meaning of SAW in English

SAW

I.

past of see

II. ˈsȯ noun

Etymology: Middle English sawe, from Old English sagu; akin to Old High German sega saw, Latin secare to cut

Date: before 12th century

: a hand or power tool or a machine used to cut hard material (as wood, metal, or bone) and equipped usually with a toothed blade or disk

• saw·like -ˌlīk adjective

III. verb

( sawed ˈsȯd ; sawed or sawn ˈsȯn ; saw·ing ˈsȯ(-)iŋ)

Date: 13th century

transitive verb

1. : to cut with a saw

2. : to produce or form by cutting with a saw

3. : to slash as though with a saw

intransitive verb

1.

a. : to use a saw

b. : to cut with or as if with a saw

2. : to undergo cutting with a saw

3. : to make motions as though using a saw

saw ed at the reins

• saw·er ˈsȯ(-ə)r noun

IV. noun

Etymology: Middle English sawe, from Old English sagu discourse; akin to Old High German & Old Norse saga tale, Old English secgan to say — more at say

Date: before 12th century

: maxim , proverb

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