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hone Explained

hone at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


hone at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1800-1900; Origin: hone 'stone for making things sharp' (14-19 centuries), from Old English hon 'stone']//
1 to improve your skill at doing something, especially when you are already very good at it: --He set about honing his skills as a draughtsman.// -- finely honed (=extremely well-developed) intuition//
2 formal to make knives, swords etc sharp: sharpen//

hone at Japanese => English Of Explained:


hone at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb [VN] ~ sth (to sth)
1 to develop and improve sth, especially a skill, over a period of time:
His body was honed to perfection. * She honed her debating skills at college. * It was a finely honed piece of writing.
2 to make a blade sharp or sharper
The knife had been honed to razor sharpness. * The hook should be honed to a needle-sharp point.

Hone at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hone \Hone\, v. i. [Cf. F. honger to grumble.]
To grumble; pine; lament; long. [Dial.Eng. & Southern U. S.]

Hone \Hone\, v. i. [Etymology uncertain. [root]37.]
To pine; to lament; to long. --Lamb.

Hone \Hone\, n. [Cf. Icel. h[=u]n a knob.]
A kind of swelling in the cheek.

Hone \Hone\, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf.
Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E.
cone. [root]38, 228.]
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.

{Hone slate}See {Polishing slate}.

{Hone stone}, one of several kinds of stone used for hones.
See {Novaculite}.

Hone \Hone\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Honed} (h[=o]nd); p]. pr. &
vb. n. {Honing}.]
To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to
sharpen; as, to hone a razor.

hone at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dog \Dog\ (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan.
dogge, Sw. dogg.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the
domestic dog ({C. familiaris}).

Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the
inferior animals for intelligence, docility, and
attachment to man. There are numerous carefully bred
varieties, as the beagle, bloodhound, bulldog,
coachdog, collie, Danish dog, foxhound, greyhound,
mastiff, pointer, poodle, St. Bernard, setter, spaniel,
spitz dog, terrier, etc. There are also many mixed
breeds, and partially domesticated varieties, as well
as wild dogs, like the dingo and dhole. (See these
names in the Vocabulary.)

2. A mean, worthless fellow; a wretch.

What is thy servant, which is but a dog, that he
should do this great thing? -- 2 Kings
viii. 13 (Rev.
Ver. )

3. A fellow; -- used humorously or contemptuously; as, a sly
dog; a lazy dog. [Colloq.]

4. (Astron.) One of the two constellations, Canis Major and
Canis Minor, or the Greater Dog and the Lesser Dog. Canis
Major contains the Dog Star (Sirius).

5. An iron for holding wood in a fireplace; a firedog; an

6. (Mech.)
(a) A grappling iron, with a claw or claws, for fastening
into wood or other heavy articles, for the purpose of
raising or moving them.
(b) An iron with fangs fastening a log in a saw pit, or on
the carriage of a sawmill.
(c) A piece in machinery acting as a catch or clutch;
especially, the carrier of a lathe, also, an
adjustable stop to change motion, as in a machine

Note: Dog is used adjectively or in composition, commonly in
the sense of relating to, or characteristic of, a dog.
It is also used to denote a male; as, dog fox or g-fox,
a male fox; dog otter or dog-otter, dog wolf, etc.; --
also to denote a thing of cheap or mean quality; as,
dog Latin.

{A dead dog}, a thing of no use or value. --1 Sam. xxiv. 14.

{A dog in the manger}, an ugly-natured person who prevents
others from enjoying what would be an advantage to them
but is none to him.

{Dog ape} (Zo["o]l.), a male ape.

{Dog cabbage}, or {Dog's cabbage} (Bot.), a succulent herb,
native to the Mediterranean region ({Thelygonum

{Dog cheap}, very cheap. See under {Cheap}.

{Dog ear} (Arch.), an acroterium. [Colloq.]

{Dog flea} (Zo["o]l.), a species of flea ({Pulex canis})
which infests dogs and cats, and is often troublesome to
man. In America it is the common flea. See {Flea}, and

{Dog grass} (Bot.), a grass ({Triticum caninum}) of the same
genus as wheat.

{Dog Latin}, barbarous Latin; as, the dog Latin of pharmacy.

{Dog lichen} (Bot.), a kind of lichen ({Peltigera canina})
growing on earth, rocks, and tree trunks, -- a lobed
expansion, dingy green above and whitish with fuscous
veins beneath.

{Dog louse} (Zo["o]l.), a louse that infests the dog, esp.
{H[ae]matopinus piliferus}; another species is
{Trichodectes latus}.

{Dog power}, a machine operated by the weight of a dog
traveling in a drum, or on an endless track, as for

{Dog salmon} (Zo["o]l.), a salmon of northwest America and
northern Asia; -- the {gorbuscha}; -- called also {holia},
and {hone}.

{Dog shark}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dogfish}.

{Dog's meat}, meat fit only for dogs; refuse; offal.

{Dog Star}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Dog wheat} (Bot.), Dog grass.

{Dog whelk} (Zo["o]l.), any species of univalve shells of the
family {Nassid[ae]}, esp. the {Nassa reticulata} of

{To give, or throw}, {to the dogs}, to throw away as useless.
``Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it.'' --Shak.

{To go to the dogs}, to go to ruin; to be ruined.

hone at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening

v 1: sharpen with a hone; "hone a knife"
2: make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
[syn: {perfect}]

hone at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » høne


Inter: wikipedia » lang=en


From Inter: etyl » enm|en Inter: term » hon|lang=enm ‘whetstone’, from Inter: etyl » ang|en Inter: term » han|hān|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » hainō|lang=gem-pro (compare Dutch Inter: term » heen|lang=nl, Norwegian Inter: term » hein|lang=no), from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » ḱeh₃i-|lang=ine-pro ‘to sharpen’ (compare Greek Inter: term » κώνος|tr=kṓnos|sc=polytonic|lang=el ‘cone’, Persian Inter: term » |sān ‘whetstone’).


* Inter: audio » en-us-hone.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊn


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A sharpening stone composed of extra-fine grit used for removing the burr or curl from the blade of a razor or some other edge tool.
    1. A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores.


      Inter: trans-top » sharpening stone

  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|brousek|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|liippakivi
  • French: pierre à aiguiser

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Schleifstein|m, Inter: t+ » de|Wetzstein|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|оселок|m|tr=oselók
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|bryne|n, Inter: t- » sv|brynsten|c

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » machine tool
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hoonaustyökalu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-verb » hones|honing|honed
  • To sharpen with a hone.
    1. To use a hone to produce a precision bore.
    2. To refine or master (a skill).
    3. To make more acute, intense, or effective.


      Inter: trans-top » to sharpen with a hone

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|aanzetten, Inter: t+ » nl|slijpen, Inter: t- » nl|scherp maken
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|liipata
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aiguiser
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|honen, Inter: t- » de|feinschleifen, Inter: t- » de|ziehschleifen

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|оттачивать|tr=ottačivat', Inter: t+ » ru|точить|tr=točit', Inter: t+ » ru|затачивать|tr=zatačivat'
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|bryna, Inter: t+ » sv|slipa, Inter: t+ » sv|skärpa

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to produce a precision bore with a hone
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kalibreren

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hoonata

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to refine or master a skill
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pilovat
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hioa
    • German: Inter: t- » de|ausfeilen, Inter: t- » de|ausschleifen

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|esmerar
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|оттачивать|tr=ottačivat'
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|finslipa

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to make more acute, intense or effective
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|verfijnen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hioa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|esmerar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: affiner
    • Inter: ttbc » ja: 研ぎ澄ます (togisumasu)

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * grit
  • sandpaper
  • steel
  • strop
  • swarf

  • Japanese


    Inter: ja-noun » r|hira=ほね
  • 骨: bone

  • Translation: de » hone
    Translation: et » hone
    Translation: fr » hone
    Translation: gl » hone
    Translation: ko » hone
    Translation: io » hone
    Translation: kn » hone
    Translation: hu » hone
    Translation: mg » hone
    Translation: ml » hone
    Translation: my » hone
    Translation: pl » hone
    Translation: ru » hone
    Translation: fi » hone
    Translation: ta » hone
    Translation: te » hone
    Translation: vi » hone
    Translation: zh » hone