saw


saw
1.
n. & v.
—n.
1 a a hand tool having a toothed blade used to cut esp. wood with a to-and-fro movement. b any of several mechanical power-driven devices with a toothed rotating disk or moving band, for cutting.
2 Zool. etc. a serrated organ or part.
—v. (past part. sawn or sawed)
1 tr. a cut (wood etc.) with a saw. b make (boards etc.) with a saw.
2 intr. use a saw.
3 a intr. move to and fro with a motion as of a saw or person sawing (sawing away on his violin). b tr. divide (the air etc.) with gesticulations.
Phrases and idioms:
saw-doctor a machine for making the teeth of a saw. saw-edged with a jagged edge like a saw. saw-frame a frame in which a saw-blade is held taut. saw-gate = saw-frame. saw-gin = cotton-gin. saw-horse a rack supporting wood for sawing. sawn-off (US sawed-off)
1 (of a gun) having part of the barrel sawn off to make it easier to handle and give a wider field of fire.
2 colloq. (of a person) short. saw-pit a pit in which the lower of two men working a pit-saw stands. saw-set a tool for wrenching saw-teeth in alternate directions to allow the saw to work freely. saw-wort a composite plant, Serratula tinctoria, yielding a yellow dye from its serrated leaves.
Derivatives:
sawlike adj.
Etymology: OE saga f. Gmc
2.
past of SEE(1).
3.
n. a proverb; a maxim (that's just an old saw).
Etymology: OE sagu f. Gmc, rel. to SAY: cf. SAGA

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Saw 5 — Saw V Données clés Titre québécois Décadence V Réalisation David Hackl …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saw 6 — Données clés Titre québécois Décadence 6 Réalisation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saw V — Titre original Saw V Titre québécois Décadence V Réalisation David Hackl Scénario Patrick Melton Marcus Dunstan Musique Charlie Clouser Montage Kevin Greutert Production …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saw 2 — Données clés Réalisation Darren Lynn Bousman Scénario …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saw VI — Título Saw VI Ficha técnica Dirección Kevin Greutert Producción Mark Burg Oren Koules Guion …   Wikipedia Español

  • Saw 4 — Données clés Titre québécois Décadence 4 Réalisation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saw IV — Título Saw IV (España) El juego del miedo 4 (Hispanoamérica) Ficha técnica Dirección Darren Lynn Bousman Producción Mark Burg Oren …   Wikipedia Español

  • Saw 3 — Données clés Titre québécois Décadence 3 Titre original …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saw — Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saw V — Título Saw V (España) El juego del miedo 5 (Hispanoamérica) Ficha técnica Dirección David Hackl Producción Oren Koules Mark Burg …   Wikipedia Español

  • Saw VI — Réalisation Kevin Greutert Scénario Patrick Melton Marcus Dunstan Musique Charlie Clouser Photographie David Armstrong Montage Kevin Greutert Société de production Mark Burg Oren Koules …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.