verb (used with object), honed, hon·ing.
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Origin of hone1
OTHER WORDS FROM honehon·er, noun
Words nearby hone
Definition for honing (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), honed, hon·ing.
Origin of hone2
Example sentences from the Web for honing
I believe in being aware of your creative process and honing it.
The PA has also been channeling Anonymous and honing its hacking skills.
But rather than honing in on the present (Mrs. Obama included), the designer is focused on the bigger picture instead.Thom Browne’s Women’s Line Evolves in the Wake of Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ensemble|Misty White Sidell|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For most young men and women in fashion, honing a distinctive voice is, perhaps, the most difficult hurdle to building a business.Milan Fashion Week’s Big Finale: Versace and Dolce & Gabbana Wow, While Armani Falls Short|Robin Givhan|February 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
For his part, Newt Gingrich has clearly been honing his persona as condescending, arch, snide Big Thinker.Rick Perry Unleashes His Inner Cowboy in Fox News Debate|Michelle Cottle|January 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They could only wait then, honing down already needle-sharp crossbow bolts, and glancing up at the slowly moving sun.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
I'll bet at this very minute you're honing to get after a silver-tip.Bert Wilson in the Rockies|J. W. Duffield
If the honing be carried too far, a wire edge will be produced, and this must be removed.
For that matter, I shouldnt wonder if you were honing to get rid of me.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team|Lester Chadwick
If the razor is in good condition and not in need of honing, fifteen or twenty strokes in each direction will be sufficient.