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hone



Pronunciation: (hōn), [key]
n., v., honed, hon•ing.


n.
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.

v.t.
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.

hone



Pronunciation: (hōn), [key]
v.i., honed, hon•ing.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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