Part of speech: verb

To sharpen as on a hone.

Part of speech: noun

A block of fine stone, as for sharpening razors.

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Usage examples "hone":

  1. Hone but a true sportsman can appreciate his feelings. - "The Extermination of the American Bison", William T. Hornaday.
  2. He took me to the Hone Club, which was the resort of good livers and men about town. - "Children of the Market Place", Edgar Lee Masters.
  3. He paused, as if reflecting over the whole matter, and then turned to the child:- Is dat w'at make you hone atter Daddy Jack, honey- des 'kaze you wanter set back dar en lissen at a tale? - "Nights With Uncle Remus", Joel Chandler Harris.