verb (used with object), honed, hon·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM honehoner, noun
Definition for hone (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), honed, hon·ing.
Origin of hone2
Example sentences from the Web for hone
Many of our treasured neural capabilities—memory, decision-making—are honed as we explore the world around us.Want to Decode the Human Brain? There’s a New System for That, and It’s Pretty Wild|Shelly Fan|September 22, 2020|Singularity Hub
After campaigns in recent years against critics in civil society, from lawyers to human rights defenders, the Party has honed in this year on criticism from its inner circle.China’s jailing of an outspoken property tycoon is a warning to its elites: Stay quiet|Jane Li|September 22, 2020|Quartz
Rather, you should hone in on a specific subtopic of SEO and take it from there.
Have them research surfing camps, and spend winter break honing their core strength.
Heading into the next phase of Palantir’s march to the public markets, I was very curious to see how the company would hone its S-1 filing to give itself the best possible shot during its impending debut.Palantir’s concentrated governance is great for execs, but what about shareholders?|Alex Wilhelm|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
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.