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Definition of "saw" []

  • Any of various tools, either hand-operated or power-driven, having a thin metal blade or disk with a sharp, usually toothed edge, used for cutting wood, metal, or other hard materials. (noun)
  • To cut or divide with a saw. (verb-transitive)
  • To produce or shape with a saw: sawed a hole in the board. (verb-transitive)
  • To make back-and-forth motions through or on: a speaker who saws the air with his arms. (verb-transitive)
  • To use a saw: sawing along the chalk line. (verb-intransitive)
  • Any of various hand tools for cutting wood, metal, etc, having a blade with teeth along one edge (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • 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 (noun)
  • To cut with a saw (verb)
  • To form by sawing (verb)
  • To cut as if wielding a saw (verb)
  • To move (an object) from side to side as if moving a saw (verb)

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Use "saw" in a sentence
  • "I saw them on Idol last night and planned to check them out today..saw them on iTunes, but didn't check amazon yet."
  • "While other people gazed across the beautiful grounds ofFortBenning and saw a rolling landscape dotted with enormous old trees, Guy only saw… hell."
  • "It blew aside, and I saw - I saw - Bel aid me, Conan, I say I saw\ My blood froze in my veins and my hair stood up."