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honing

  1. present participle of hone

NounEdit

honing (plural honings)

  1. The process by which something is honed.
    • 2007, Fine Woodworking (issues 195-201, page 57)
      In future honings, you'll assume the tip is touching the stone on the back when it is, in fact, above the stone's surface.

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Alternative formsEdit

  • honig (dialectal, archaic)
 
Honing en brood
Honey and bread

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch honinch (honey), from Old Dutch honing, from Proto-Germanic *hunangą. Cognate with English honey and German Honig.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦoː.nɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: ho‧ning
  • Rhymes: -oːnɪŋ

NounEdit

honing m (uncountable)

  1. honey

Usage notesEdit

In older publications one can also encounter the word with the neutral gender.

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  • Afrikaans: heuning