verb (used with object), honed, hon·ing.
Origin of hone1
Related formshon·er, noun
Definition for hones (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), honed, hon·ing.
Origin of hone2
Examples from the Web for hones
He strips out all the context and goes for simplicity; she hones in on the problem with a focus that is never myopic.
Creative writing in Room 205 hones my literary skills like a lathe.
Good, hones' fighters, tho', and tort me how to use my side arms in a tight place.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
I am thee mos hones business man in Newfunlanan (significantly), I am ver good business man.Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
Dar ain' 'oom fer all de yerth ter strut roun' wid dey han's in dey pockets en dey nose tu'nt up des caze dey's hones'.The Battle Ground|Ellen Glasgow
It de blessin' of long life, and come with a blessin' of good health from livin' de clean, hones' life.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
Course, schools he'p some, but looks lak all mos' o' de young'n's is studyin' 'bout is how to git out o' hones' labor.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration