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hone

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noun \ˈhōn\

Definition of hone

Origin and Etymology of hone

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

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hone

verb

Definition of hone

honed

;

honing

  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

honer

noun

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Origin and Etymology of hone

see 1hone


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hone

verb

Definition of hone

honed

;

honing

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

  3. 2 dialect :  grumble, moan

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Origin and Etymology of hone

Middle French hoigner to grumble

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HONE Defined for Kids

hone

play
verb \ˈhōn\

Definition of hone for Students

honed

;

honing

  1. :  to sharpen with or as if with a fine abrasive stone



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