Razor vs Hone - What's the difference?

razor | hone |


As nouns the difference between razor and hone

is that razor is a keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or other parts of the body while hone is a sharpening stone composed of extra-fine grit used for removing the burr or curl from the blade of a razor or some other edge tool.

As verbs the difference between razor and hone

is that razor is to cut with a razor while hone is to sharpen with a hone.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

razor

English

(Wikipedia)

Alternative forms

* razour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or other parts of the body.
  • Any tool or instrument designed for shaving.
  • The sharp tusk of a wild boar.
  • (philosophy) A conceptual device that allows one to shave away unlikely explanations for a phenomenon.
  • Derived terms

    * cutthroat razor * disposable razor * Occam's razor * razor blade * razor bump * razor comb * razor clam * razor-sharp * razor strap / razor strop * razor-thin * straight razor

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cut with a razor.
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    hone

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) ).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sharpening stone composed of extra-fine grit used for removing the burr or curl from the blade of a razor or some other edge tool.
  • A machine tool used in the manufacture of precision bores.
  • Derived terms
    * hone slate * hone stone

    Verb

  • To sharpen with a hone .
  • To use a hone to produce a precision bore.
  • To refine or master (a skill).
  • To make more acute, intense, or effective.
  • To pine; to lament; to long.
  • (Lamb)

    See also

    * grit * sandpaper * steel * strop * swarf

    Etymology 2

    Compare Icelandic word for "a knob".

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A kind of swelling in the cheek.
  • Derived terms
    * honewort ----