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Definition of Hone


  1. To pine; to lament; to long.
  2. A kind of swelling in the cheek.
  3. A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for sharpening cutting instruments, and especially for setting razors; an oilstone.
  4. To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.
  5. To grumble; pine; lament; long.

Hone Quotations

As we hone the ability to let go of distraction, to begin again without rancor or judgment, we are deepening forgiveness and compassion for ourselves. And in life, we find we might make a mistake, and more easily begin again, or stray from our chosen course and begin again.
Sharon Salzberg

The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
John Frusciante

A lot of people, including business leaders, think the future belongs to China. Globalization is not a zero-sum game, but we need to hone our skills to stay in play.
Jon Meacham

Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.
Paul Ryan

Yes, education is the catalyst that will hone and sharpen our talents, skills, and abilities and cause them to blossom.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
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Hone Translations

hone in German is feinschleifen, Schleifstein, honen
hone in Spanish is piedra de afilar
hone in Swedish is hena
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