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Saw vs. Saying

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Sawnoun

A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal

Sayingverb

present participle of say

Sawnoun

A musical saw.

Sayingnoun

A proverb or maxim.

Sawnoun

A sawtooth wave.

Sayingnoun

(obsolete) That which is said; a statement.

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Sawnoun

(obsolete) Something spoken; speech, discourse.

Sayingnoun

That which is said; a declaration; a statement, especially a proverbial one; an aphorism; a proverb.

‘Many are the sayings of the wise,In ancient and in modern books enrolled.’;

Sawnoun

(often old saw) A saying or proverb.

Sayingnoun

a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations;

‘pardon the expression’;

Sawnoun

(obsolete) Opinion, idea, belief; by thy ~, in your opinion; commune ~, common opinion; common knowledge; on no ~, by no means.

Sayingnoun

a short, pithy, commonly known expression which generally offers advice or wisdom.

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Sawnoun

(obsolete) Proposal, suggestion; possibility.

Sayingnoun

a collection of short, pithy expressions identified with a particular person, especially a political or religious leader

‘this is stated in the sayings of the Prophet’;

Sawnoun

(obsolete) Dictate; command; decree.

Saying

A saying is any concisely written or spoken expression that is especially memorable because of its meaning or style. Sayings are categorized as follows: Aphorism: a general, observational truth; .Adage, proverb, or saw: a widely known or popular aphorism that has gained credibility by long use or tradition.

‘a pithy expression of wisdom or truth’;

Sawverb

(transitive) To cut (something) with a saw.

‘They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;’;

Sawverb

(intransitive) To make a motion back and forth similar to cutting something with a saw.

‘The fiddler sawed away at his instrument.’;

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Sawverb

(intransitive) To be cut with a saw.

‘The timber saws smoothly.’;

Sawverb

(transitive) To form or produce (something) by cutting with a saw.

‘to saw boards or planks (i.e. to saw logs or timber into boards or planks)’; ‘to saw shingles; to saw out a panel’;

Sawinterjection

(slang) what's up (either as a greeting or actual question)

‘— Saw, dude?
— Not much.’;

Saw

imp. of See.

Sawnoun

Something said; speech; discourse.

Sawnoun

A saying; a proverb; a maxim.

‘His champions are the prophets and apostles,His weapons holy saws of sacred writ.’;

Sawnoun

Dictate; command; decree.

‘[Love] rules the creatures by his powerful saw.’;

Sawnoun

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.

Sawverb

To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.

Sawverb

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.

Sawverb

Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.

Sawverb

To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.

Sawverb

To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.

Sawverb

To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.

Sawnoun

a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people

Sawnoun

hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

Sawnoun

a power tool for cutting wood

Sawverb

cut with a saw;

‘saw wood for the fireplace’;

Saw

A saw is a tool consisting of a tough blade, wire, or chain with a hard toothed edge. It is used to cut through material, very often wood though sometimes metal or stone.

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