a whetstone of fine, compact texture for sharpening razors and other cutting tools.
a precision tool with a mechanically rotated abrasive tip, for enlarging holes to precise dimensions.
verb (used with object), honed, honing.
to sharpen on a hone:
to hone a carving knife.
to enlarge or finish (a hole) with a hone.
to make more acute or effective; improve; perfect:
to hone one’s skills.
verb (used without object), honed, honing.
South Midland and Southern U.S. to yearn; long:
to hone for the farm life; to hone after peach pie.
Archaic. to moan and groan.
a fine whetstone, esp for sharpening razors
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
(transitive) to sharpen or polish with or as if with a hone
verb (intransitive) (dialect)
often foll by for or after. to yearn or pine
to moan or grieve
“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.
[on-ist] /ˈɒn ɪst/ adjective 1. honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person. 2. showing uprightness and fairness: honest dealings. 3. gained or obtained fairly: honest wealth. 4. sincere; frank: an honest face. 5. genuine or unadulterated: honest commodities. 6. respectable; having a good reputation: an honest name. 7. truthful or […]
[in-juh n] /ˈɪn dʒən/ adverb, Older Use: Often Offensive. 1. honestly (used to emphasize the truth of a statement).
noun 1. a neutral person or organization that mediates disputes; an impartial mediator.
noun 1. Informal. 2. a surface-to-surface, single-stage U.S. artillery rocket.