verb (used with object), honed, hon·ing.
Origin of hone1
Related formshon·er, noun
Definition for honed (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), honed, hon·ing.
Origin of hone2
Examples from the Web for honed
His skills have also been honed working for the GOP presidential campaigns of George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
When Veep returned Sunday night, its sharp-tongued writing was honed to a perfect razor edge.
He is at his best when writing about jazz, his taste and attention to detail having been honed over decades of non-stop listening.
And while I have never written ad copy, I find it hard to imagine that ones ability to do so is honed by writing term papers.
And if there was one topic on which Romney should have honed his answers, it is Obamacare.
It lay there on the tray, its honed edge glittering in the light of the sun.Life Sentence|James McConnell
He had never seen her look more beautiful, but it was the icy beauty of a honed dagger.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
Honed Madm,—Yr letters must always give me so much pleasure, yt I beg no consideration may induce you to deprive me of it.Lord Chatham|Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
If you knew how I've honed to set the table with my weddin' dishes.The Best Short Stories of 1919|Various
He went out to where his followers made grisly zinging noises where they honed their knives.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster