Honing



[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.
[hohn] /hoʊn/
verb (used without object), honed, honing.
1.
South Midland and Southern U.S. to yearn; long:
to hone for the farm life; to hone after peach pie.
2.
Archaic. to moan and groan.
/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.

“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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