Complete Definition of "saw"

see|SAW
wikipedia|SAW
English

rank|place|give|ever|156|saw|things|left|part

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) AHD|sô, IPA|/sɔː/, SAMPA|/sO:/
:Homophones: (in non-rhotic accents): soar, sore
(General American|US) AHD|sô, IPA|/sɔː/, SAMPA|/sO:/
audio|en-us-saw.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɔː|-ɔː

Etymology 1
Image:Crosscut saw.JPG|thumb|right|400 px|A saw (1).
OE. saga#Old English|saga. Cognate with Dutch zaag.

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun

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

Derived terms
top2
backsaw
band saw
chainsaw
chop saw
circular saw
coping saw
crosscut saw
hacksaw
handsaw
mid2
Japanese-style handsaw
jigsaw
miter saw, mitre saw
power saw
razor-tooth saw
reciprocating saw
rip saw
sawbones
sawtooth
scroll saw
table saw

Translations
trans-top|tool
Arabic: ARchar|منشار IPAchar|(minšár) m
Catalan: serra f :ca:serra|^
Chinese: 鋸子, 锯子 (jùzǐ)
Czech: pila f
Dutch: zaag f
Finnish: saha
French: scie f
German: Säge f :de:Säge|^
Hungarian: fűrész
Icelandic: sög f
Italian: sega f
Japanese: 鋸 (のこぎり, nokogiri)
Korean: 톱 (top)
Kurdish: mişar f
trans-mid
Latin: serra
Latvian: zāģis m
Maltese: serrieq m, sega f
Persian: FAchar|اره (arreh)
Polish: piła f
Portuguese: serra f
Romanian: ferăstrău n
Russian: пила (pilá) f
Slovene: žaga f
Spanish: sierra f
Swedish: såg c
Telugu: రంపము (raMpamu)
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musical saw
See musical saw

Verb
en-verb|saws|sawing|sawed|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.

Translations
trans-top|cut with a saw
Dutch: zagen
Finnish: sahata
French: scier
German: sägen
Italian: segare
Korean: 켜다 (kyeoda), 썰다 (sseolda)
Kurdish: mişar kirin, bi mişarê birrîn
trans-mid
Latin: serrare
Latvian: zāģēt
Persian: FAchar|اره كردن (arreh kardan)
Portuguese: serrar
Russian: пилить (pilít’) impf.
Slovene: žagati
Spanish: serrar
Swedish: såga
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trans-top|make a motion back and forth as with a saw
Finnish: sahata
trans-mid
Korean: 켜다 (kyeoda) (e.g.: violin)
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Etymology 2
OE. sagu. Cognate with German Sage. Compare saga.

Noun
en-noun

  1. (often old saw) A saying or proverb.

Translations
trans-top|saying or proverb
French: proverbe m
German: Spruch m, Sprichwort n
Italian: adagio m
trans-mid
Kurdish: pend f, gotinên pêşiyan|gotina pêşiyan f
Portuguese: provérbio m
Spanish: proverbio m
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Etymology 3
See see.

Verb
saw

  1. simple past of|see

Anagrams

was

Category:English irregular simple past forms
Category:English words with multiple etymologies
Category:Tools


Kurdish

Noun
saw

  1. terror
  2. horror

Category:Kurdish language


Scots

Verb
saw

  1. South Scots simple past of|sei|lang=Socts

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