sharpened on a hone or whetstone: Our julienne peeler has 12 honed blades for superfine cuts that will make your julienne vegetables look like a restaurant’s.
made more acute or effective; improved or perfected: We finish our degrees with highly desirable, finely honed skills, including how to research, how to work hard, and how to think critically.
(of a hole) enlarged with a hone: When it comes to the barrel of this rifle, the diameter uniformity and roundness of the honed bore are superb.
the simple past tense and past participle of hone1.
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How to use honed in a sentence
So it’s hoping to be able to keep honing the model’s accuracy.Xesto is a foot scanning app that simplifies shoe gifting | Natasha Lomas | November 20, 2020 | TechCrunch
As a chef and a man, Posey honed his bold self-possession, despite being born into chattel slavery in Virginia.George Washington’s 1795 Thanksgiving celebrated liberty. But the chef behind the feast had none. | Ramin Ganeshram | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Around that time, Jung began to hone his notion of synchronicity in preparation for developing a treatise on the subject.The Synchronicity of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung - Issue 93: Forerunners | Paul Halpern | November 18, 2020 | Nautilus
Rosen argued that lawyers needed to get more evidence and hone their case for charging Zinke with lying to federal investigators, according to people familiar with the matter.Senior Justice Dept. official stalled probe against former interior secretary Ryan Zinke, sources say | Juliet Eilperin, Matt Zapotosky | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
If he feels like he can carry the weight, then we really want him to really hone in on his flexibility and his first-step quickness.A bulked-up Victor Robles had a down year. He’ll look to fine-tune his game in winter ball. | Jesse Dougherty | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
Their authors promise that your spirit will be improved, your ambition honed, and your finances maximized by their advice.
Fueled by a well-honed messaging and technology-driven targeting, an otherwise unknown candidate sailed into office.
His skills have also been honed working for the GOP presidential campaigns of George W. Bush and Mitt Romney.
It requires a finely honed sense of timing and a griddle that has been seasoned just right.
When Veep returned Sunday night, its sharp-tongued writing was honed to a perfect razor edge.
He had never seen her look more beautiful, but it was the icy beauty of a honed dagger.Space Viking | Henry Beam Piper
These should be fined or honed to a perfect point, and the abrupt part of the barb filed down one-half.Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
But, do you know, there is no sentence I might utter that has a keener, a more freshly honed razor-edge to it than that.Quiet Talks on Prayer | S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
This weapon is always kept as sharp as possible; and when being used is occasionally honed, just like a razor.Moby Dick; or The Whale | Herman Melville
He went out to where his followers made grisly zinging noises where they honed their knives.The Pirates of Ersatz | Murray Leinster