Word Study
Index
: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
[2x]
: H H- H. H2 H< Ha Hb Hc Hd He Hf Hg Hh Hi Hl Hm Hn Ho Hp Hq Hr Hs Ht Hu Hw Hy Hz
honduran capital | honduran monetary unit | honduras | honduras mahogany | honduras rosewood | Hone | honegger | honest | honest man | honest woman | honest-to-god

Hone

 : 
Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Honev. i. [Cf. F. honger to grumble.
     To grumble; pine; lament; long.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Honen. [Cf. Icel. h a knob.].
     A kind of swelling in the cheek.  [1913 Webster]
Honen. [AS. hān; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. çā, also çō, çi, to sharpen, and E. cone.
     A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for sharpening cutting instruments, and especially for setting razors; an oilstone.  Tusser.  [1913 Webster]
Hone slateSee Polishing slate. -- Hone stone, one of several kinds of stone used for hones. See Novaculite.
Honev. t. 
  •  To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.  [1913 Webster]
  •  to render more precise or more effective; as, to hone one's skills.  [PJC]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Hone, n. & v.
--n.
1 a whetstone, esp. for razors.
2 any of various stones used as material for this.
--v.tr. sharpen on or as on a hone.

Etymology
OE han stone f. Gmc

ROGET THESAURUS

Hone

Sharpness

N sharpness, acuity, acumination, spinosity, point, spike, spine, spicule, spiculum, needle, hypodermic needle, tack, nail, pin, prick, prickle, spur, rowel, barb, spit, cusp, horn, antler, snag, tag thorn, bristle, Adam's needle, bear grass, tine, yucca, nib, tooth, tusk, spoke, cog, ratchet, crag, crest, arete, cone peak, sugar loaf, pike, aiguille, spire, pyramid, steeple, beard, chevaux de frise, porcupine, hedgehog, brier, bramble, thistle, comb, awn, beggar's lice, bur, burr, catchweed, cleavers, clivers, goose, grass, hairif, hariff, flax comb, hackle, hatchel, heckle, wedge, knife edge, cutting edge, blade, edge tool, cutlery, knife, penknife, whittle, razor, razor blade, safety razor, straight razor, electric razor, scalpel, bistoury, lancet, plowshare, coulter, colter, hatchet, ax, pickax, mattock, pick, adze, gill, billhook, cleaver, cutter, scythe, sickle, scissors, shears, pruning shears, cutters, wire cutters, nail clipper, paper cutter, sword, bodkin, belduque, bowie knife, paring knife, bushwhacker, drawing knife, drawing shave, microtome, chisel, screwdriver blade, flint blade, guillotine, sharpener, hone, strop, grindstone, whetstone, novaculite, steel, emery, sharp, keen, acute, acicular, aciform, aculeated, acuminated, pointed, tapering, conical, pyramidal, mucronate, mucronated, spindle shaped, needle shaped, spiked, spiky, ensiform, peaked, salient, cusped, cuspidate, cuspidated, cornute, cornuted, cornicultate, prickly, spiny, spinous, spicular, thorny, bristling, muricated, pectinated, studded, thistly, briary, craggy, snaggy, digitated, two-edged, fusiform, dentiform, denticulated, toothed, odontoid, starlike, stellated, stelliform, sagittate, sagittiform, arrowheaded, arrowy, barbed, spurred, acinaciform, apiculate, apiculated, aristate, awned, awny, bearded, calamiform, cone-shaped, coniform, crestate, echinate, gladiate, lanceolate, lanciform, awl, awl-shaped, lance-shaped, awl- shaped, scimitar-shaped, sword-shaped, setarious, spinuliferous, subulate, tetrahedral, xiphoid, cutting, sharp edged, knife edged, sharp as a razor, keen as a razor, sharp as a needle, sharp as a tack, sharpened, set.


For further exploring for "Hone" in Webster Dictionary Online


TIP #04: Try using range (OT and NT) to better focus your searches. [ALL]
created in 0.26 seconds
powered by bible.org