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saw


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Saw  \Saw\  (s[add]), 
  imp.  of  {See}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Saw  \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. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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 
  table. 
 
  {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.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Saw  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Saw  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  See  \See\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Saw};  p.  p.  {Seen};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Seeing}.]  [OE.  seen,  sen,  seon,  As  se['o]n;  akin  to  OFries 
  s[=i]a,  D.  zien,  OS  &  OHG.  sehan,  G.  sehen,  Icel.  sj[=a], 
  Sw  se  Dan.  see  Goth.  sa['i]hwan,  and  probably  to  L.  sequi 
  to  follow  (and  so  originally  meaning,  to  follow  with  the 
  eyes).  Gr  ??????,  Skr.  sac.  Cf  {Sight},  {Sun}  to  follow.] 
  1.  To  perceive  by  the  eye;  to  have  knowledge  of  the  existence 
  and  apparent  qualities  of  by  the  organs  of  sight;  to 
  behold;  to  descry;  to  view. 
 
  I  will  new  turn  aside,  and  see  this  great  sight. 
  --Ex.  iii.  3. 
 
  2.  To  perceive  by  mental  vision;  to  form  an  idea  or 
  conception  of  to  note  with  the  mind;  to  observe;  to 
  discern;  to  distinguish;  to  understand;  to  comprehend;  to 
  ascertain. 
 
  Go  I  pray  thee,  see  whether  it  be  well  with  thy 
  brethren.  --Gen.  xxxvii 
  14. 
 
  Jesus  saw  that  he  answered  discreetly.  --Mark  xii. 
  34. 
 
  Who  's  so  gross  That  seeth  not  this  palpable  device? 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  follow  with  the  eyes,  or  as  with  the  eyes;  to  watch;  to 
  regard  attentivelly;  to  look  after  --Shak. 
 
  I  had  a  mind  to  see  him  out  and  therefore  did  not 
  care  for  centradicting  him  --Addison. 
 
  4.  To  have  an  interview  with  especially,  to  make  a  call 
  upon  to  visit;  as  to  go  to  see  a  friend. 
 
  And  Samuel  came  no  more  to  see  Saul  untill  the  day 
  of  his  death.  --1  Sam.  xv 
  35. 
 
  5.  To  fall  in  with  to  have  intercourse  or  communication 
  with  hence  to  have  knowledge  or  experience  of  as  to 
  see  military  service. 
 
  Make  us  glad  according  to  the  days  wherein  thou  hast 
  afflicted  us  and  the  years  wherein  we  have  seen 
  evil.  --Ps.  xc  15. 
 
  Verily,  verily,  I  say  unto  you  if  a  man  keep  my 
  saying,  he  shall  never  see  death.  --John  viii. 
  51. 
 
  Improvement  in  visdom  and  prudence  by  seeing  men. 
  --Locke. 
 
  6.  To  accompany  in  person;  to  escort;  to  wait  upon  as  to 
  see  one  home;  to  see  one  aboard  the  cars. 
 
  {God  you}  ({him,  or  me},  etc.)  {see},  God  keep  you  (him,  me 
  etc.)  in  his  sight;  God  protect  you  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  see}  anything  {out},  to  see  it  to  the  end  to  be 
  present  at  or  attend,  to  the  end 
 
  {To  see  stars},  to  see  flashes  of  light,  like  stars;  -- 
  sometimes  the  result  of  concussion  of  the  head.  [Colloq.] 
 
 
  {To  see  one  through},  to  help,  watch,  or  guard  one  to  the 
  end  of  a  course  or  an  undertaking. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  saw 
  n  1:  a  condensed  but  memorable  saying  embodying  some  important 
  fact  of  experience  that  is  taken  as  true  by  many  people 
  [syn:  {proverb},  {adage},  {byword}] 
  2:  having  a  toothed  blade  for  cutting 
  3:  a  power  tool  for  cutting  wood  [syn:  {power  saw},  {sawing 
  machine}] 
  v  :  cut  with  a  saw;  "saw  wood  for  the  fireplace" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  SAW,  n.  A  trite  popular  saying,  or  proverb.  (Figurative  and 
  colloquial.)  So  called  because  it  makes  its  way  into  a  wooden  head. 
  Following  are  examples  of  old  saws  fitted  with  new  teeth. 
 
  A  penny  saved  is  a  penny  to  squander. 
 
  A  man  is  known  by  the  company  that  he  organizes. 
 
  A  bad  workman  quarrels  with  the  man  who  calls  him  that 
 
  A  bird  in  the  hand  is  worth  what  it  will  bring 
 
  Better  late  than  before  anybody  has  invited  you 
 
  Example  is  better  than  following  it 
 
  Half  a  loaf  is  better  than  a  whole  one  if  there  is  much  else. 
 
  Think  twice  before  you  speak  to  a  friend  in  need 
 
  What  is  worth  doing  is  worth  the  trouble  of  asking  somebody  to 
  do  it 
 
  Least  said  is  soonest  disavowed. 
 
  He  laughs  best  who  laughs  least. 
 
  Speak  of  the  Devil  and  he  will  hear  about  it 
 
  Of  two  evils  choose  to  be  the  least. 
 
  Strike  while  your  employer  has  a  big  contract. 
 
  Where  there's  a  will  there's  a  won't. 
 
 




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