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hone

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noun \ˈhōn\

Definition of hone



Origin of hone

Middle English, from Old English hān stone; akin to Old Norse hein whetstone, Latin cot-, cos, Sanskrit śiśāti he whets


First Known Use: 14th century

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hone

verb

Definition of hone

honedhon·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sharpen or smooth with a whetstone

  3. 2 :  to make more acute, intense, or effective :  whet <helped her hone her comic timing — Patricia Bosworth>

hon·er noun


1798

First Known Use of hone

1798


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hone

verb

Definition of hone

honedhon·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 dial :  yearn —often used with for or after

  3. 2 dial :  grumble, moan



Origin of hone

Middle French hoigner to grumble


First Known Use: 1600

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