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Synonyms for saw

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proverb, adage, saw, byword(noun)

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

    adage, power saw, byword, sawing machine, proverb

  2. saw(noun)

    hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

    adage, power saw, byword, sawing machine, proverb

  3. power saw, saw, sawing machine(verb)

    a power tool for cutting wood

    byword, adage, power saw, sawing machine, proverb

  4. saw(verb)

    cut with a saw

    "saw wood for the fireplace"

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. saw

    The proverb or adage gives homely truth in condensed, practical form, the adage often pictorial. "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick" is a proverb; "The cat loves fish, but dares not wet her feet," is an adage. Both the proverb and the adage, but especially the latter, are thought of as ancient and widely known. An aphorism partakes of the character of a definition; it is a summary statement of what the author sees and believes to be true. An apothegm is a terse statement of what is plain or easily proved. The aphorism is philosophical, the apothegm practical. A dictum is a statement of some person or school, on whom it depends for authority; as, a dictum of Aristotle. A saying is impersonal, current among the common people, deriving its authority from its manifest truth or good sense; as, it is an old saying, "the more haste, the worse speed." A saw is a saying that is old, but somewhat worn and tiresome. Precept is a command to duty; motto or maxim is a brief statement of cherished truth, the maxim being more uniformly and directly practical; "God is love" may be a motto, "Fear God and fear naught," a maxim. The precepts of the Sermon on the Mount will furnish the Christian with invaluable maxims or mottoes. A byword is a phrase or saying used reproachfully or contemptuously.

    adage, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, byword, dictum, maxim, motto, precept, proverb, saying, truism

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. saw(n.)

    saying, maxim, adage, proverb, aphorism, apothegm, dictum, by-word, sententious precept

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. saw(n)

    maxim, adage, apothegm, saying

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    watched, seen, witnessed, noticed, see, sawthe, spotted, sawlt, sawthrough, met, re-watched, found, experienced, vu, saws

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  1. Hilary Benn:

    We saw what a lack of clarity did to Labour in the European elections. We got 14% of the vote.

  2. Sonja Nixon Frazier:

    We saw the driver was slumped over the wheel so we ran to him and pulled him out of the car, i checked for a pulse and found that it was vague. I almost couldn't find it at first. My coworker called 911, but I noticed his fingertips, his ears, and his lips were all blue.

  3. Singer Miley Cyrus:

    I know the public feels invested in my past relationship because they felt like they saw it thru from the beginning, i think that's why people have always felt so entitled over my life and how I live it because they've watched me grow up.

  4. Garcia Rawlins:

    As soon as I arrived, I saw that it was quite intense ... A fire started at the building entrance and a demonstrator, his face covered, ran and waved the national flag like a symbol of victory. Protesters celebrated but a few minutes later, riot police arrived and dispersed them very quickly.

  5. Joseph Varon:

    When I saw that the heart was starting to slow down, I brought in the family. The family surrounded the baby, they were praying. Everybody was very respectful, praying( for) the kid.

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