hone
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /hoʊn/
  • (RP) IPA: /həʊn/
Noun

hone (plural hones)

  1. 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.
  2. A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: хон
Verb

hone (hones, present participle honing; past and past participle honed)

  1. To sharpen with a hone; to whet.
  2. To use a hone to produce a precision bore.
  3. To refine or master (a skill).
  4. To make more acute, intense, or effective.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: хонингова́ть
Translations Translations Noun

hone (plural hones)

  1. A kind of swelling in the cheek.
Verb

hone (hones, present participle honing; past and past participle honed)

  1. (UK, US, southern US, dialect) To grumble.
  2. (UK, US, southern US, dialect) To pine, lament, or long.



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