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English noun: saw

1. saw (communication) a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people


Synonymsadage, byword, proverb


Broader (hypernym)expression, locution, saying

2. saw (artifact) hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting


Broader (hypernym)hand tool


Narrower (hyponym)bill, billhook, bucksaw, carpenter's saw, crown saw, folding saw, hack saw, hacksaw, hand saw, handsaw, lumberman's saw, metal saw, two-handed saw, two-man saw, whipsaw


Part holonymsawtooth, tooth

3. saw (artifact) a power tool for cutting wood


Synonymspower saw, sawing machine


Broader (hypernym)power tool


Narrower (hyponym)band saw, bandsaw, buzz saw, chain saw, chainsaw, circular saw, fretsaw, gangsaw, jigsaw, jigsaw, reciprocating saw, saber saw, sawmill, scroll saw


Part holonymtooth


English verb: saw

1. saw (contact) cut with a saw


SamplesSaw wood for the fireplace.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut


Narrower (hyponym)whipsaw









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