1. Saw.


  1. Trial by sample; assay; sample; specimen; smack.
  2. Tried quality; temper; proof.
  3. Essay; trial; attempt.
  4. A kind of silk or satin.
  5. A delicate kind of serge, or woolen cloth.

v. t.

  1. To try; to assay.
  2. To utter or express in words; to tell; to speak; to declare; as, he said many wise things.
  3. To repeat; to rehearse; to recite; to pronounce; as, to say a lesson.
  4. To announce as a decision or opinion; to state positively; to assert; hence, to form an opinion upon; to be sure about; to be determined in mind as to.
  5. To mention or suggest as an estimate, hypothesis, or approximation; hence, to suppose; -- in the imperative, followed sometimes by the subjunctive; as, he had, say fifty thousand dollars; the fox had run, say ten miles.
  6. A speech; something said; an expression of opinion; a current story; a maxim or proverb.

v. i.

  1. To speak; to express an opinion; to make answer; to reply.