Definition of Hone

1. Noun. A whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors.

Generic synonyms: Whetstone



2. Verb. Sharpen with a hone. "Hone a knife"
Generic synonyms: Sharpen
Specialized synonyms: Set

3. Verb. Make perfect or complete. "Perfect your French in Paris!"
Exact synonyms: Perfect
Specialized synonyms: Optimise, Optimize, Brush Up, Polish, Polish Up, Round, Round Off
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Derivative terms: Perfecter, Perfectible, Perfection

Definition of Hone

1. v. i. To pine; to lament; to long.

2. n. A kind of swelling in the cheek.

3. n. 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.

4. v. t. To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.

5. v. i. To grumble; pine; lament; long.

Definition of Hone

1. Noun. 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

2. Noun. A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores. ¹

3. Verb. To sharpen with a '''hone'''. ¹

4. Verb. To use a '''hone''' to produce a precision bore. ¹

5. Verb. To refine or master (a skill). ¹

6. Verb. To make more acute, intense, or effective. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hone

1. to sharpen [v HONED, HONING, HONES] - See also: sharpen

Medical Definition of Hone

1. To pine; to lament; to long. Origin: Etymology uncertain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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