hone


hone

verb

Definition of HONE

1
to make sharp or sharper <honed the knife's blade to razor-like sharpness> <honed his crossword-puzzle skills by reading the dictionary as though it were a thrilling novel>
Synonyms edge, grind, hone, stone, strop, whet
Related Words file
Near Antonyms buff, burnish, gloss, polish, round, smooth
Antonyms blunt, dull
2
to make smooth by friction <honed the edge of the axe until it was amazingly sharp>
Synonyms buff, file, hone, rasp, rub, sand
Near Antonyms coarsen, rough (up), roughen, scuff

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