Meaning and Origin
What does the name Saw mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
- Something said; speech; discourse.(Obs)"To hearken all his sawe." [Chaucer.]
- A saying; a proverb; a maxim."His champions are the prophets and apostles, His weapons holy saws of sacred writ." [Shak.]
- Dictate; command; decree.(Obs)"Love] rules the creatures by his powerful saw." [Spenser.]
Etymology: OE. sawe, AS. sagu; akin to secgan to say. See Say (v. t.) and cf. Saga
Note: ☞ Saw is frequently used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound.
Etymology: OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. säge, OHG. sega saga, Dan. sav, Sw. såg, Icel. sög, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. Scythe Sickle Section Sedge
- 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.
- A power tool for cutting wood
- Hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
- A condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
- Cut with a saw ("saw wood for the fireplace")
- (slang, African American Vernacular English) A Bahamian.