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1. saw

verb. ['ˈsɔ'] cut with a saw.

Synonyms

  • whipsaw

Antonyms

  • attend
  • increased

Etymology

  • sawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sagu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Saw

  • robertshaw
  • withdraw
  • redraw
  • mcgraw
  • mccraw
  • loblaw
  • czeslaw
  • anspaugh
  • alspaugh
  • straw
  • mcgaw
  • mcgaugh
  • mcgagh
  • mccaw
  • macaw
  • inlaw
  • guffaw
  • eshbaugh
  • colaw
  • bashaw
  • ashbaugh
  • alpaugh
  • allbaugh
  • albaugh
  • traugh
  • spaw
  • spaugh
  • slaw
  • slaugh
  • ocaw

Example sentences of the word saw


1. Verb, past tense
Place the cabinet on the table saw face up.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Run the bottom half of the door through the saw.

3. Verb, base form
You can saw off damaged main trunks at their base on multi-trunked vines without harming the kiwi.

Quotes containing the word saw


1. I used to go and flatten my nose against that window and absorb all I could of his art. It changed my life. I saw art then as I wanted to see it.
- Mary Cassatt

2. I wasn't exposed to art as I was growing up, and can't recall the first time I saw a work of art. However, I remember very clearly a vision I had of a little green reindeer when I was a child, and visions emanate from the same mythical area where painting resides. Whatever the reason, I immediately felt comfortable working with visual materials.
- William S. Burroughs

3. People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it.
- Lorna Luft

2. saw-like

adjective. having rough edges that can be used for sawing.

Synonyms

  • unsmooth

Antonyms

  • polished
  • regular

3. saw-toothed

adjective. notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex.

Synonyms

  • rough
  • notched
  • toothed
  • serrated

Antonyms

  • polished
  • regular
  • even
  • fine

4. saw

noun. ['ˈsɔ'] a power tool for cutting wood.

Synonyms

  • circular saw
  • chainsaw
  • power saw
  • power tool
  • chain saw
  • band saw
  • gangsaw
  • scroll saw
  • saber saw
  • tooth
  • bandsaw
  • jigsaw
  • reciprocating saw
  • fretsaw
  • buzz saw
  • sawing machine

Antonyms

  • dysphemism
  • euphemism
  • misconstruction
  • thicken

Etymology

  • sawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sagu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. saw

noun. ['ˈsɔ'] a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.

Synonyms

  • locution
  • expression
  • adage
  • saying
  • proverb

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • strengthen
  • malfunction
  • undiluted

Etymology

  • sawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sagu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. saw

noun. ['ˈsɔ'] hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting.

Synonyms

  • hand saw
  • hack saw
  • sawtooth
  • metal saw
  • folding saw
  • billhook
  • hacksaw
  • carpenter's saw
  • hand tool
  • whipsaw
  • bucksaw
  • two-man saw
  • lumberman's saw
  • tooth
  • two-handed saw
  • crown saw
  • bill

Antonyms

  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen
  • expand

Etymology

  • sawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sagu (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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