(See"saw`) n. [Probably a reduplication of saw, to express the alternate motion to and fro, as
in the act of sawing.]
1. A play among children in which they are seated upon the opposite ends of a plank which is balanced
in the middle, and move alternately up and down.
2. A plank or board adjusted for this play.
3. A vibratory or reciprocating motion.
He has been arguing in a circle; there is thus a seesaw between the hypothesis and fact.Sir W. Hamilton.
4. (Whist.) Same as Crossruff.
(See"saw`), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Seesawad ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seesawing.] To move with a
reciprocating motion; to move backward and forward, or upward and downward.
(See"saw`), v. t. To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.
He seesaws himself to and fro.Ld. Lytton.
(See"saw`), a. Moving up and down, or to and fro; having a reciprocating motion.
(Seet) obs. imp. of Sit. Sate; sat. Chaucer.
(Seeth) obs. imp. of Seethe. Chaucer.
(Seethe) v. t. [imp. Seethed obs.); p. p. Seethed, Sodden ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seething.]
[OE. sethen, AS. seóan; akin to D. sieden, OHG. siodan, G. sieden, Icel. sja, Sw. sjuda, Dan. syde,
Goth. saubs a burnt offering. Cf. Sod, n., Sodden, Suds.] To decoct or prepare for food in hot
liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh. [Written also seeth.]
Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.2 Kings iv. 38.
(Seethe), v. i. To be a state of ebullition or violent commotion; to be hot; to boil. 1 Sam. ii. 13.
A long Pointe, round which the Mississippi used to whirl, and seethe, and foam.G. W. Cable.
(Seeth"er) n. A pot for boiling things; a boiler.
Like burnished gold the little seether shone.Dryden.
(Seg) n. [See Sedge.] (Bot.)
1. Sedge. [Obs.]
2. The gladen, and other species of Iris. Prior.
(Seg), n. [Probably from the root of L. secare to cut.] A castrated bull. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Halliwell.
(Se*gar") n. See Cigar.
(Seg"gar) n. [Prov. E. saggard a seggar, seggard a sort of riding surtout, contr. fr. safeguard.]
A case or holder made of fire clay, in which fine pottery is inclosed while baking in the kin. [Written also
saggar, sagger, and segger.] Ure.
(Segge) n. (Zoöl.) The hedge sparrow. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.