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Definition of saw:

  1. A saying; a proverb; a maxim.
  2. Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
  3. 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.
  4. Dictate; command; decree.
  5. imp. of See.
  6. of See
  7. Something said; speech; discourse.
  8. To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
  9. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
  10. To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
  11. 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.
  12. To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.


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