SAW, preterit tense of see.
SAW, noun [See the Verb.]
1. A cutting instrument consisting of a blade or thin plate of iron or steel, with one edge dentated or toothed.
2. A saying; proverb; maxim; decree. obsolete [See Say.]
SAW, verb transitive preterit tense sawed; participle passive sawed or sawn. [Latin seco; ]
1. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
2. To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw timber into boards or planks.
SAW, verb intransitive
1. To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
2. To cut with a saw; as, the mill saws fast or well.
3. To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smooth.
SAW'-DUST, noun Dust or small fragments of wood or stone made by the attrition of a saw