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Idioms about sharp

    look sharp. look (def. 36).

Origin of sharp

First recorded before 900; (adjective) Middle English; Old English scearp; cognate with German scharf; (adverb) Middle English; Old English scearpe, derivative of the adjective; (noun, verb) Middle English, derivative of the adjective

synonym study for sharp

1. Sharp, keen refer to the edge or point of an instrument, tool, and the like. Sharp applies, in general, to a cutting edge or a point capable of piercing: a sharp knife; a sharp point. Keen is usually applied to sharp edges: a keen sword blade. 17. As applied to mental qualities, sharp, keen, intelligent, quick have varying implications. Sharp suggests an acute, sensitive, alert, penetrating quality: a sharp mind. Keen implies observant, incisive, and vigorous: a keen intellect. Intelligent means not only acute, alert, and active, but also able to reason and understand: an intelligent reader. Quick suggests lively and rapid comprehension, prompt response to instruction, and the like: quick at figures.

OTHER WORDS FROM sharp

Other definitions for sharp (2 of 2)

Sharp
[ shahrp ]
/ ʃɑrp /

noun
William "Fiona Macleod", 1855?–1905, Scottish poet and critic.
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How to use sharp in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sharp (1 of 2)

Derived forms of sharp

sharply, adverbsharpness, noun

Word Origin for sharp

Old English scearp; related to Old Norse skarpr, Old High German scarpf, Old Irish cerb, Lettish skarbs

British Dictionary definitions for sharp (2 of 2)

Sharp
/ (ʃɑːp) /

noun
Cecil (James). 1859–1924, British musician, best known for collecting, editing, and publishing English folk songs
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sharp

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