(noun, verb)


1. a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

Similar word(s): adage, byword, proverb

Definition categories: communication, expression, locution, saying

2. hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

Definition categories: man–made

3. a power tool for cutting wood

Definition categories: man–made


1. cut with a saw

- saw wood for the fireplace

Definition categories: contact, cut

Sentences with saw as a verb:

- 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Hebrews 11:37They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

- The fiddler sawed away at his instrument.

- The timber saws smoothly.

- to saw boards or planks (i.e. to saw logs or timber into boards or planks)

- to saw shingles; to saw out a panel