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The Meaning of saw

  • () imp. of See.
  • (v. t.) Something said; speech; discourse.
  • (v. t.) A saying; a proverb; a maxim.
  • (v. t.) Dictate; command; decree.
  • (n.) An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood, iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel, with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing.
  • (v. t.) To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
  • (v. t.) To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel.
  • (v. t.) Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
  • (v. i.) To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
  • (v. i.) To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
  • (v. i.) To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
  • (imp.) of See

Synonyms

adage , power saw , byword , sawing machine , proverb , axiom , maxim , aphorism , motto , saying , apothegm , dictum , precept , truism , cut , see

Homophones

sau , saugh

Rhymes

ah , aha , alvah , arkansas , artois , aw , awe , baccarat , backsaw , bah , bashaw , baugh , bedstraw , blah , bogota , bourgeois , bra , bylaw , caw , cha , chaw , chickasaw , chihuahua , chippewa , chutzpah , claw , coleslaw , craw , dada , daw , dewclaw , doha , draw , dubois , dumas , elga , esau , fatah , fermata , flaw , francois , ga , gaw , gnaw , grandpa , guffaw , ha , hacksaw , hah , handsaw , haugh , haw , hoopla , hsia , hurrah , inlaw , ja , jaw , jigsaw , ka , la , law , ma , macaw , mackinaw , maw , mcgraw , mother-in-law , omaha , outlaw , overdraw , pa , pasha , paw , qua , quebecois , ra , rah , raw , redraw , saugh , schwa , scrimshaw , seesaw , shah , shaw , slaw , spa , squaw , straw , ta , thaw , thraw , trois , utah , valois , warsaw , waugh , whipsaw , wichita , withdraw , ya , yah , yaw , ahh , albaugh , allbaugh , alpaugh , alspaugh , anspaugh , baja , bekaa , bois , carnaud , chargois , colaw , contois , craugh , da , dawe , denwa , francoise , glawe , gras , gravois , graw , grawe , hwa , jha , joie , kah , kinlaw , lavoie , mccaw , mccraw , na , nah , naw , ocaw , olah , ona , panama , rauh , rawe , beffa , brisbois , chainsaw , chua , dabah , deja , duboise , foresaw , gaugh , grimshaw , harnois , hawe , krah , laframboise , loblaw , macgraw , markkaa , marois , mccaa , mcgaw , murrah , paugh , pla , refah , rha , sa , saginaw , salois , sanaa , seraw , sha , sirois , slaugh , spaugh , spaw , suhua , traugh , vaugh , voila , vrba , wa , waah , wah , zsa