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The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
Ruth Rendell

Meaning of "honed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HONED

honed  [həʊnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HONED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Honed is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HONED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of honed in the English dictionary

The definition of honed in the dictionary is highly developed. Other definition of honed is sharpened.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HONED


bareboned
ˌbɛəˈbəʊnd
big-boned
ˌbɪɡˈbəʊnd
boned
bəʊnd
foreign-owned
ˈfɒrɪnˌəʊnd
mappemond
ˈmæpəˌməʊnd
preowned
ˌpriːˈəʊnd
rawboned
ˈrɔːˈbəʊnd
state-owned
ˌsteɪtˈəʊnd
stoned
stəʊnd
toned
təʊnd
unatoned
ˌʌnəˈtəʊnd
unboned
ʌnˈbəʊnd
unchaperoned
ʌnˈʃæpəˌrəʊnd
unmoaned
ʌnˈməʊnd
unowned
ʌnˈəʊnd
unstoned
ʌnˈstəʊnd
untoned
ʌnˈtəʊnd
unzoned
ʌnˈzəʊnd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HONED

hone
Honecker
Honegger
honer
honest
honest broker
honest Injun
honest to God
honest-to-God
honesties
honestly
honestness
honesty
honesty bar
honesty box
honewort
honey
honey badger
honey bear
honey buzzard

WORDS THAT END LIKE HONED

abandoned
above-mentioned
aforementioned
air-conditioned
cocooned
conditioned
cushioned
disillusioned
fully fashioned
gadrooned
impassioned
old-fashioned
reasoned
seasoned
unsanctioned
unseasoned
well-conditioned
well-intentioned
well-proportioned
well-reasoned

Synonyms and antonyms of honed in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HONED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «honed» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of honed
augment · better · edge · enhance · file · grind · help · improve · point · polish · refine · sharpen · strop · upgrade · whet

Translation of «honed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HONED

Find out the translation of honed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of honed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «honed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

亚光
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mate
570 millions of speakers

English

honed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

honed
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شحذها
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отточенные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

afinados
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Honecker
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

poli
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Honecker
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geschliffen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

磨き上げられた
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

꽂힌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Honecker
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mài
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹோனேக்கர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Honecker
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Honecker
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

levigato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szlifowane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відточені
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rectificata
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ακονισμένος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geslyp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

finslipat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Slipt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of honed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HONED»

The term «honed» is very widely used and occupies the 16.924 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HONED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about honed

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10 QUOTES WITH «HONED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word honed.
1
David Crane
We were advised that nobody could stop us from pursuing our craft simply because we had honed, or even developed that craft while working at a company.
2
Anita Desai
Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed.
3
Scilla Elworthy
Nelson Mandela went to jail believing in violence, and 27 years later he and his colleagues had slowly and carefully honed the skills, the incredible skills, that they needed to turn one of the most vicious governments the world has known into a democracy. And they did it in a total devotion to non-violence.
4
Fred F. Fielding
The Nixon years were trying. They honed my judgment for everything I did later on. The experience also illustrated for me the importance of training young lawyers properly.
5
Brian Greene
All mathematics is is a language that is well tuned, finely honed, to describe patterns; be it patterns in a star, which has five points that are regularly arranged, be it patterns in numbers like 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 that follow very regular progression.
6
Paul McDonald
I've been touring for so long, I've kind of honed into exactly what I am, I'm an artist so if you like it, you like it, if you don't you don't, you know?
7
Ezra Miller
When I found film, it was like, 'Of course!' It was this very intense realization that this is perhaps the most powerful, honed context that I've found.
8
Francine Prose
Long before the idea of a writer's conference was a glimmer in anyone's eye, writers learned by reading the work of their predecessors. They studied meter with Ovid, plot construction with Homer, comedy with Aristophanes; they honed their prose style by absorbing the lucid sentences of Montaigne and Samuel Johnson.
9
Ruth Rendell
The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
10
Raphael Saadiq
I honed in on a great time, the Motown era, the '60s and '70s. That type of music has always been a staple in my life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HONED»

Discover the use of honed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to honed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Scythe Honed Fine: A.D. Hope : a Celebration on the ...
Poetry by A.D. Hope with an introductory essay about the poet.
Alec Derwent Hope, David G. Brooks, 1997
2
The Wind-Honed Islands Rise: Selected Poems of Reuben Tam
Reuben Tam was born on Kaua'i, the northernmost of the Hawaiian Islands.
Reuben Tam, 1996
3
Architectural Stone: Fabrication, Installation, and Selection
Not all stones are capable of achieving a high polish; some are capable of reaching only a high honed finish. The stone must have a crystalline mineral structure capable of reflecting light back to the eye. If the stone is composed of flat mineral ...
Mark A. Chacon, 1999
4
Honed: A Twin Brother's Biography of the Unforgettable Rob ...
Before climbers wore Lycra there was Robbie Slater wielding the Lovetron on previously inconceivable, death-defying aid moves on El Capitan. Long before “crazy” became cool and popular on TV there was Robbie Slater.
Rich Slater, 2012
5
Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces
(a)to minimize negative interference between data from different classes, e.g. in Table 8.3 the Ground sample marked with an asterisk (*) would negatively interfere with the classification of Honed samples; and (b)to minimize the risk of a new ...
E. Mainsah, Jim A. Greenwood, Derek Chetwynd, 2001
6
How to Power Tune Rover V-8 Engines: For Road and Track
Old pistons are much more prone to failure than new pistons (running-in period excepted). If the block's bore wear is minimal at 0.0015in/0.040mm, for instance, the bores can be parallel machine honed which will end up giving 0.0028in/ ...
Des Hammill, 2005
7
Sky Ranch Engineering Manual: Operation, Failure, Repair, ...
This causes light and rough honed areas. If the cylinder is lightly honed, this will be quite noticeable. If the barrel is heavily honed, you do not see the light and heavy areas as clearly. If you measure the surface roughness, it will be apparent  ...
John Schwaner, 1991
8
Critical Component Wear in Heavy Duty Engines
The initial wear of normally honed liners is higher. The initial period is shown by the curve AB in Figure 9.1. The curve is for a 'normally' honed liner. The initial period and wear rate are shorter for a plateau honed liner. After this period, the ...
P. A. Lakshminarayanan, Nagaraj S. Nayak, 2011
9
Predictive Modeling and Optimization in Hard Turning: ...
Figure 5.11 Effective stress distributions in honed and waterfall hone tools for V= 175 m/min, tu=0.15 mm: (a) Hone 40 μm, (b) Hone 50 μm, (c) WF 20-40 μm, (d) WF-25-50 μm, (e) WF 30-60 μm. Figure 5.12 Strain distributions in honed and ...
Yigit Karpat, 2007
10
Kitchens for the Rest of Us: From the Kitchen You Have to ...
granite. honed,. not. polished. The countertops in this kitchen are honed black granite; in other words, they have a matte instead of a polished finish. Honing, which produces a softer, warmer appearance, has become the popular choice for all ...
Peter Lemos, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HONED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term honed is used in the context of the following news items.
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The riff: robot skills honed on Minecraft - FT.com
In his introduction to Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work , the novelist Richard Ford describes the importance of work, which is ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
2
Mirror on the wall: City's young make-up artist worth splurging for on …
Arbab has honed her skills in hairstyling and has also been in the clothing business for two years now. PHOTOS COURTESY: MAHNOOR ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Rocky inspires outdoor gym after Sparta club closed - Edinburgh …
Members of the historic boxing club where Ken Buchanan honed his skills have been forced to take to the hills after their building was slated for ... «Edinburgh Evening News, Jul 15»
4
Carl Icahn: BlackRock is extremely dangerous on high-yield debt …
Icahn honed in on BlackRock's sale of high-yield exchange traded funds. He said the ETFs offer the appearance of liquidity, making the ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
5
A Conversation With Artist Domingo Zapata - Forbes
Shawn Corey Carter honed his craft to build a brand: Jay Z. He then leveraged the Jay Z brand to build an empire — acquiring and building ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
6
Wet Hot American Summer Prequel - Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon …
"I honestly remember so little of making the film because it was a nonstop party," jokes Amy Poehler, who honed her pre-Leslie Knope ... «Elle.com, Jul 15»
7
The Times recommends: Phillip Tavel for Seattle City Council District …
Tavel is that rare newcomer who brings a refreshing, pragmatic sense of analytical thinking and intellectual curiosity honed by real experiences ... «The Seattle Times, Jul 15»
8
Once-glorious Victorian mansion where Everest pioneer George …
The 10-bedroom Hobcroft House, in the village of Mobberley, Cheshire, is where Mallory honed his climbing skills as a little boy - ahead of his ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
9
Alex Edelman on Steve Martin: a ham-fisted entertainer who's in on …
In his perfectly pitched standup routines, Martin lacerated Hollywood's celebrity culture from within. His jokes are as honed as his banjo playing. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
10
Sylvester Stallone's wife Jennifer Flavin shows off fit physique | Daily …
She had gym-honed muscles to rival her Rocky Balboa beau, displaying not even a crease at the middle as she dangled her feet in the water. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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