Hone stone
Hone Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] 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. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

{Hone slate}See {Polishing slate}.

{Hone stone}, one of several kinds of stone used for hones. See {Novaculite}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hone-stone — honeˈ stone noun 1. A hone 2. Any hard fine grained stone suitable for honing, esp novaculite • • • Main Entry: ↑hone …   Useful english dictionary

  • hone stone — n. stone used for hones …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hone — Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hone slate — Hone Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hone — [həun US houn] v [T] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: hone stone for making things sharp (14 19 centuries), from Old English hon stone ] 1.) to improve your skill at doing something, especially when you are already very good at it ▪ He set about honing… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hone — hone·stone; hone·wort; hone; …   English syllables

  • stone — al·um·stone; arrow·stone; back·stone; bake·stone; bark·stone; bird·stone; bit·stone; blood·stone; boat·stone; brum·stone; cam·stone; car·stone; cling·stone; cope·stone; coth·er·stone; cup·stone; float·stone; glad·stone; goat·stone;… …   English syllables

  • hone — hone1 [hōn] n. [ME < OE han, a stone, akin to ON hein, a hone < IE base * ko(i) , to sharpen, whet > L cos, whetstone, cotes, sharp rock, Gr kōnos, cone] a fine grained, hard stone used to sharpen cutting tools vt. honed, honing 1. to… …   English World dictionary

  • hone — (n.) whetstone, O.E. han stone, rock, (boundary) stone, in M.E. whetstone (early 14c.), from P.Gmc. *haino (Cf. O.N. hein hone ). The verb is 1788, from the noun. Related: Honed; honing …   Etymology dictionary

  • hone — [ houn ] verb transitive 1. ) to improve a skill or talent that is already well developed 2. ) to make the blade of a knife sharp by rubbing it on a special stone ,hone in on phrasal verb transitive hone in on something to give all your attention …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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