Hone vs Harness - What's the difference?

hone | harness |


As nouns the difference between hone and harness

is that 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 while harness is (countable) a restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.

As verbs the difference between hone and harness

is that hone is to sharpen with a hone while harness is to place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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 ----

    harness

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • (countable) A restraint or support, especially one consisting of a loop or network of rope or straps.
  • (countable) A collection of wires or cables bundled and routed according to their function.
  • (dated) The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
  • * 1606 William Shakespeare, Macbeth , act V, scene V
  • Ring the alarum-bell! Blow, wind! come, wrack!
    At least we'll die with harness on our back.
  • The part of a loom comprising the heddles, with their means of support and motion, by which the threads of the warp are alternately raised and depressed for the passage of the shuttle.
  • Derived terms

    * harnessed antelope * harnessed moth * test harness

    Verb

    (es)
  • To place a harness on something; to tie up or restrain.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.}}
  • To capture, control or put to use.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-16, author= John Vidal
  • , volume=189, issue=10, page=8, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas , passage=Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.}}

    See also

    * (wikipedia "harness") *