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English

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Etymology 1

A saw—a tool

Old English saga. Cognate with Dutch zaag.

Noun

Singular
saw

Plural
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  1. A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal
  2. A musical saw.
Derived terms
Translations

musical saw See musical saw

Verb

Infinitive
to saw

Third person singular
saws

Simple past
sawed

Past participle
sawed or sawn

Present participle
sawing

to saw (third-person singular simple present saws, present participle sawing, simple past sawed, past participle sawed or sawn)
  1. (transitive) To cut (something) with a saw.
  2. (intransitive) To make a motion back and forth similar to cutting something with a saw.
    The fiddler sawed away at his instrument.
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Etymology 2

Old English sagu. Cognate with German Sage. Compare saga.

Noun

Singular
saw

Plural
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saw ({{{1}}})
  1. (often old saw) A saying or proverb.
Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 3

See see.

Verb

saw

  1. Simple past of see.

Anagrams


Kurdish

Noun

saw

  1. terror
  2. horror

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /sa/ (Doric & most Southern Scots dialects)
  • IPA: /sɔ/ (Central & some Southern Scots dialects)

Verb

saw

  1. (South Scots) Simple past of sei.
  2. (N. & C. Scots) Simple past of see.

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