Sharpen vs Hone - What's the difference?

sharpen | hone |


As verbs the difference between sharpen and hone

is that sharpen is to make sharp while hone is to sharpen with a hone .

As a noun 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 or hone can be a kind of swelling in the cheek.

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sharpen

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (transitive, sometimes, figurative) To make sharp
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    Antonyms

    * blunt

    Derived terms

    * sharpener

    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 ----