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  Dictionary Definition of saw

saw [1]
noun, verb, sawed, sawn or sawed, sawing.

-- noun
1. a tool or device for cutting, typically a thin blade of metal with a series of sharp teeth.
2. any similar tool or device, as a rotating disc in which a sharp continuous edge replaces the teeth.
-- verb (t)
3. to cut or divide with a saw.
4. to form by cutting with a saw.
5. to cut as if using a saw: to saw the air with one's hands.
6. to work (something) from side to side like a saw.
-- verb (i)
7. to use a saw.
8. to cut with, or as with, a saw.
9. to cut as a saw does.
[ME sawe, OE saga, sagu, c. D zaag; akin to G Säge saw, L secare cut]
-- sawer, noun