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.
To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
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.
Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
saw in Danish is sav, save
saw in Dutch is zagen
saw in Finnish is sahata
saw in French is scier, scie
saw in Italian is segare, sega
saw in Norwegian is sag
saw in Portuguese is serra
saw in Spanish is serrucho, serrar
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