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hone meaning

Pronunciation:   "hone" in a sentence
  • Noun: hone  hown
    1. A whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors
    Verb: hone  hown
    1. Sharpen with a hone
      "hone a knife" 
    2. Make perfect or complete
      - perfect

    Derived forms: honed, hones, honing

    Type of: ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate, sharpen, whetstone

    Encyclopedia: Hone, AO Hone Hone, Italy Hone, Aosta


  • [Architecture]

    Same as oilstone.


  • [Business]
    AmE / verb [+ obj]

    to develop and improve sth, especially a skill, over a period of time:

    She's a finance expert who has honed her skills working for top accounting firms.

Examples

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  1. his loner instincts are honed sharp by the spying game.
  2. his wife, a tiny woman with the profile of a finely honed hatchet.
  3. the advance team was at the peak of their self-confidence, honed by political campaigns to a razor-edge.
  4. he had seen them shape the knives from white-hot metal, temper them in cold water, then hone them to glistening sharpness.
  5. by honing those skills which make me useful ..

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