Meaning of hone


Pronunciation: (hōn), [key]
— n., v., honed, hon•ing.
  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.
  1. to sharpen on a hone: to hone a carving knife.
  2. to enlarge or finish (a hole) with a hone.
  3. to make more acute or effective; improve; perfect: to hone one's skills.


Pronunciation: (hōn), [key]
— honed, hon•ing.
  1. to yearn; long: to hone for the farm life; to hone after peach pie.
  2. to moan and groan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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