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Meaning of SAW

Pronunciation:  so

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a power tool for cutting wood
  2. [n]  hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
  3. [n]  a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
  4. [v]  cut with a saw; "saw wood for the fireplace"

SAW is a 3 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: adage, byword, power saw, proverb, sawing machine
 See Also: bandsaw, bill, billhook, buzz saw, carpenter's saw, chain saw, chainsaw, circular saw, crown saw, cut, expression, fretsaw, gangsaw, hacksaw, hand tool, handsaw, jigsaw, locution, metal saw, power tool, sawmill, sawtooth, saying, scroll saw, tooth, whipsaw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Saw\ (s[add]),
    imp. of {See}.
  2. \Saw\, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sagu; akin to secgan to say. See
    {Say}, v. t. and cf. {Saga}.]
    1. Something said; speech; discourse. [Obs.] ``To hearken all
       his sawe.'' --Chaucer.
    2. A saying; a proverb; a maxim.
             His champions are the prophets and apostles, His
             weapons holy saws of sacred writ.     --Shak.
    3. Dictate; command; decree. [Obs.]
             [Love] rules the creatures by his powerful saw.
  3. \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 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.
    Note: Saw is frequently used adjectively, or as the first
          part of a compound.
    {Band saw}, {Crosscut saw}, etc. See under {Band},
       {Crosscut}, etc.
    {Circular saw}, a disk of steel with saw teeth upon its
       periphery, and revolved on an arbor.
    {Saw bench}, a bench or table with a flat top for for sawing,
       especially with a circular saw which projects above the
    {Saw file}, a three-cornered file, such as is used for
       sharpening saw teeth.
    {Saw frame}, the frame or sash in a sawmill, in which the
       saw, or gang of saws, is held.
    {Saw gate}, a saw frame.
    {Saw gin}, the form of cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney, in
       which the cotton fibers are drawn, by the teeth of a set
       of revolving circular saws, through a wire grating which
       is too fine for the seeds to pass.
    {Saw grass} (Bot.), any one of certain cyperaceous plants
       having the edges of the leaves set with minute sharp
       teeth, especially the {Cladium Mariscus} of Europe, and
       the {Cladium effusum} of the Southern United States. Cf.
       {Razor grass}, under {Razor}.
    {Saw log}, a log of suitable size for sawing into lumber.
    {Saw mandrel}, a mandrel on which a circular saw is fastened
       for running.
    {Saw pit}, a pit over which timbor is sawed by two men, one
       standing below the timber and the other above. --Mortimer.
    {Saw sharpener} (Zo["o]l.), the great titmouse; -- so named
       from its harsh call note. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Saw whetter} (Zo["o]l.), the marsh titmouse ({Parus
       palustris}); -- so named from its call note. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Scroll saw}, a ribbon of steel with saw teeth upon one edge,
       stretched in a frame and adapted for sawing curved
       outlines; also, a machine in which such a saw is worked by
       foot or power.
  4. \Saw\, v. t. [imp. {Sawed}; p. p. {Sawed} or {Sawn}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Sawing}.]
    1. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw
       timber or marble.
    2. 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.
    3. Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
  5. \Saw\, v. i.
    1. To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
    2. To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
    3. To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or using a saw in your dream indicates that you need to quit doing something. The dream may also be a pun on something you saw or are seeing. Seeing an electric saw in your dream means your ability to get down to the core of the problem. You know how to get to the point quickly.