Hone

Definition of Hone

Pronunciation: hōnd
v. i.1.To grumble; pine; lament; long.
n.1.A kind of swelling in the cheek.
1.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.
v. t.1.To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.
[imp. & p. p. Honed (hōnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Honing.]
2.to render more precise or more effective; as, to hone one's skills.

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set, sharpen
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