Definition of "hones" []

  • A fine whetstone, esp for sharpening razors (noun)
  • A tool consisting of a number of fine abrasive slips held in a machine head, rotated and reciprocated to impart a smooth finish to cylinder bores, etc (noun)
  • To sharpen or polish with or as if with a hone (verb)
  • Plural form of hone. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hone. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hones" in a sentence
  • "NEVILLE: But, of course, if indeed Iraq was providing a safe haven for these guys, and of course this also kind of hones in and brings home and drives to the point President Bush's want and need and -- to go ahead and invade Iraq."
  • ""Ye had yer chance at bein 'hones' and ye wouldn't take it.""
  • "Good company, but I wanted to go higher, so I drapt into the Baptis 'rigiment, brave an' hones ', but they spen' too much time a-campin 'in the valley of the still water, an' when on the march, instid of buildin 'bridges to cross dry-shod over rivers an' cricks, they plunge in with their guns stropped to their backs, their powder tied up in their socks in their hats, their shoes tied 'round their necks an' their butcher-knife in their teeth."