Honer



[hohn] /hoʊn/

noun
1.
a whetstone of fine, compact texture for sharpening razors and other cutting tools.
2.
a precision tool with a mechanically rotated abrasive tip, for enlarging holes to precise dimensions.
verb (used with object), honed, honing.
3.
to sharpen on a hone:
to hone a carving knife.
4.
to enlarge or finish (a hole) with a hone.
5.
to make more acute or effective; improve; perfect:
to hone one’s skills.
/həʊn/
noun
1.
a fine whetstone, esp for sharpening razors
2.
a tool consisting of a number of fine abrasive slips held in a machine head, rotated and reciprocated to impart a smooth finish to cylinder bores, etc
verb
3.
(transitive) to sharpen or polish with or as if with a hone
/həʊn/
verb (intransitive) (dialect)
1.
often foll by for or after. to yearn or pine
2.
to moan or grieve
n.

1826, agent noun from hone (v.); early 14c. as a surname.
n.

“whetstone,” Old English han “stone, rock, (boundary) stone,” in Middle English “whetstone” (early 14c.), from Proto-Germanic *haino (cf. Old Norse hein “hone”). The verb is 1788, from the noun. Related: Honed; honing.

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