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Definitions and Synonyms of hone | Another word for hone | What is hone?

Definition 1: a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors - [noun denoting artifact]

(hone is a kind of ...) a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives

Definition 2: make perfect or complete - [verb of change]

Samples where hone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • perfect your French in Paris!

Synonyms for hone in the sense of this definition

(hone is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of hone ) make optimal; get the most out of; use best

"optimize your resources"

(... is a kind of hone ) bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

"polish your social manners"

Definition 3: sharpen with a hone - [verb of contact]

Samples where hone or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hone a knife

(hone is a kind of ...) make sharp or sharper

"sharpen the knives"

(... is a kind of hone ) give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor

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