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See also: Hone, Hōne, and høne

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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English hon (whetstone), from Old English hān, from Proto-Germanic *hainō (compare Dutch heen, Norwegian hein), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeh₃i- (to sharpen) (compare Ancient Greek κῶνος (kônos, cone), Persian سان(sân, whetstone)).

NounEdit

hone (plural hones)

  1. A sharpening stone composed of extra-fine grit used for removing the burr or curl from the blade of a razor or some other edge tool.
  2. A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores.

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VerbEdit

hone (third-person singular simple present hones, present participle honing, simple past and past participle honed)

  1. To sharpen with a hone; to whet.
  2. To use a hone to produce a precision bore.
  3. To refine or master (a skill).
  4. To make more acute, intense, or effective.

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Etymology 2Edit

Compare Icelandic word for "a knob".

NounEdit

hone (plural hones)

  1. A kind of swelling in the cheek.

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Etymology 3Edit

French hogner (to grumble).

VerbEdit

hone (third-person singular simple present hones, present participle honing, simple past and past participle honed)

  1. (Britain, US, Southern US, dialectal) To grumble.
  2. (Britain, US, Southern US, dialectal) To pine, lament, or long.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Lamb to this entry?)

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RomanizationEdit

hone

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ほね