Home vs Honed - What's the difference?

home | honed |

As a noun home

is (computing) a key that when pressed causes the cursor to go to the first character of the current line, or on the internet to the top of the web page.

As a proper noun home

is .

As an adjective honed is

made sharp.

As a verb honed is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(wikipedia home) (en noun)
  • (lb) A dwelling.
  • #One’s own dwelling place; the house or structure in which one lives; especially the house in which one lives with his family; the habitual abode of one’s family; also, one’s birthplace.
  • #* (William Tyndale), , xx, 10:
  • #*:And the disciples wet awaye agayne vnto their awne home .
  • #*1808 , (John Dryden), (Walter Scott) (editor), The Works of John Dryden :
  • #*:Thither for ease and soft repose we come: / Home is the sacred refuge of our life; / Secured from all approaches, but a wife.
  • #*1822 , (John Howard Payne), :
  • #*:Home'! '''home'''! sweet, sweet '''home'''! / There’s no place like '''home''', there’s no place like ' home .
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  • #*:Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
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  • #*:Rock-filled torrents smashed vehicles and homes , burying victims under rubble and sludge.
  • #The place where a person was raised; Childhood or parental home; home of one’s parents or guardian.
  • #*2004', Jean Harrison, '''''Home :
  • #*:The rights listed in the UNCRC cover all areas of children's lives such as their right to have a home and their right to be educated.
  • #The abiding place of the affections, especially of the domestic affections.
  • #*1837 , (George Gordon Byron), Don Juan :
  • #*:He enter'd in the house—his home' no more, / For without hearts there is no ' home ;
  • #A place of refuge, rest or care; an asylum.
  • #:
  • #(lb) The grave; the final rest; also, the native and eternal dwelling place of the soul.
  • #*1769 , King James Bible, Oxford Standard text, , xii, 5:
  • #*:
  • One’s native land; the place or country in which one dwells; the place where one’s ancestors dwell or dwelt.
  • *1863', (Nathaniel Hawthorne), '' Our Old '''Home : A Series of English Sketches :
  • *:Visiting these famous localities, and a great many others, I hope that I do not compromise my American patriotism by acknowledging that I was often conscious of a fervent hereditary attachment to the native soil of our forefathers, and felt it to be our own Old Home .
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  • *:So this was my future home , I thought! Certainly it made a brave picture. I had seen similar ones fired-in on many a Heidelberg stein. Backed by towering hills,a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat, fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
  • *1980 , (Peter Allen), song, (I Still Call Australia Home) :
  • *:I've been to cities that never close down / From New York to Rio and old London town / But no matter how far or how wide I roam / I still call Australia home .
  • The locality where a thing is usually found, or was first found, or where it is naturally abundant; habitat; seat.
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  • *1706', (Matthew Prior), ''An Ode, Humbly Inscribed to the Queen, on the ?ucce?s of Her Maje?ty's Arms, 1706'', as republished in '''1795 , Robert Anderson (editor), ''The Works of the British Poets :
  • *:
  • *1849 , (Alfred Tennyson), :
  • *:Her eyes are homes of silent prayer, / Nor other thought her mind admits / But, he was dead, and there he sits, / And he that brought him back is there.
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  • *:Africa is home to so many premier-league diseases (such as AIDS, childhood diarrhoea, malaria and tuberculosis) that those in lower divisions are easily ignored.
  • (lb) A focus point.
  • # The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.
  • #:
  • #(lb) Home plate.
  • #(lb) The place of a player in front of an opponent’s goal; also, the player.
  • #(lb) The landing page of a website; the site's homepage.
  • Shortened form of homeboy .
  • *2008 , (Breaking Bad)'', ''Cancer Man :
  • *:Jesse Pinkman: Hey, homes . I'm joking! OK? I'm totally joking!
  • Synonyms

    * tenement, house, dwelling, abode, domicile, residence * home base

    Derived terms

    * at home * at-homeness * bring home * broken home * drive home * funeral home * holiday home * homebuilder * home computer * Home Depot * home-grown * home help * home is where you hang your hat * home is where the heart is * home-made * home movie * homeowner * home ownership, homeownership * home plate * home run * Home Secretary * homesickness * home stretch * home teach * home team * motor home * nursing home * parental home (home)


  • (usually with "in on") To seek or aim for something.
  • The missile was able to home in on the target.
  • * 2008 July, Ewen Callaway, New Scientist :
  • Much like a heat-seeking missile, a new kind of particle homes in on the blood vessels that nourish aggressive cancers, before unleashing a cell-destroying drug.


  • Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
  • Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
  • Derived terms

    * home base * home brew * home economics * home farm * home front * home lot * home movie * home page * home port * home plate * home range * home rule * home ruler * home run * home stretch * home theater * home thrust * home video


  • To one’s home or country.
  • go home'', ''come home'', ''carry home .
  • * 1863 , (Nathaniel Hawthorne), Our Old Home: A Series of English Sketches ,
  • He made no complaint of his ill-fortune, but only repeated in a quiet voice, with a pathos of which he was himself evidently unconscious, "I want to get home to Ninety-second Street, Philadelphia."
  • Close; closely.
  • * 1625 , (Francis Bacon), dedication to the Duke of Buckingham, in Essays Civil and Moral ,
  • I do now publish my Essays; which of all my other works have been most current : for that, as it seems, they come home to men's business and bosoms.
  • * 1718 , (Robert South), Twelve Sermons Preached at Several Times, And upon ?everal Occasions ,
  • How home the charge reaches us, has been made out by ?hewing with what high impudence ?ome among?t us defend sin, ...
  • To the place where it belongs; to the end of a course; to the full length.
  • to drive a nail home'''''; ''to ram a cartridge '''home
  • * c.1603 , (William Shakespeare) The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice , Act 5, Scene 1,
  • ... Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home : ...
  • In one's place of residence or one's customary or official location; at home.
  • Everyone's gone to watch the game; there's nobody home .
  • (UK, soccer) Into the goal.
  • * 2004 , Tottenham 4-4 Leicester], [[w:BBC Sport, BBC Sport]: February,
  • Walker was penalised for a picking up a Gerry Taggart backpass and from the resulting free-kick, Keane fired home after Johnnie Jackson's initial effort was blocked.
  • (internet) To the home page.
  • Click here to go home .

    Usage notes

    * is often used in the formation of compound words, many of which need no special definition; as, home-brewed, home-built, home-grown, etc.

    Derived terms

    * bring home * come home * haul home the sheets of a sail * till the cows come home * turn home




  • Made sharp.
  • Made more accurate or precise.
  • Verb

  • (hone)
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