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On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright.
Max Beckmann

Meaning of "sharp" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SHARP

Old English scearp; related to Old Norse skarpr, Old High German scarpf, Old Irish cerb, Lettish skarbs.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARP

sharp  [ʃɑːp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sharp is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective, an adverb and an exclamation.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sharp in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES SHARP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sharp

Sharp or SHARP may refer to: ▪ Sharp ▪ Sharp, a flour made from hard wheat ▪ Sharp, Canadian magazine ▪ Sharp Daily, a free newspaper published in Taiwan and Hong Kong ▪ SHARP, a British motorcycle helmet safety rating scheme ▪ Sharp ▪ Sharp, a lunar impact crater ▪ Sharp, a type of sewing needle ▪ Sharp Scale, measure of paper opacity ▪ Sharp,, a swindler at games of chance and skill, e.g. card sharp, pool shark...

Definition of sharp in the English dictionary

The first definition of sharp in the dictionary is having a keen edge suitable for cutting. Other definition of sharp is having an edge or point; not rounded or blunt. Sharp is also involving a sudden change, esp in direction.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHARP

PRESENT

Present
I sharp
you sharp
he/she/it sharps
we sharp
you sharp
they sharp
Present continuous
I am sharping
you are sharping
he/she/it is sharping
we are sharping
you are sharping
they are sharping
Present perfect
I have sharped
you have sharped
he/she/it has sharped
we have sharped
you have sharped
they have sharped
Present perfect continuous
I have been sharping
you have been sharping
he/she/it has been sharping
we have been sharping
you have been sharping
they have been sharping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sharped
you sharped
he/she/it sharped
we sharped
you sharped
they sharped
Past continuous
I was sharping
you were sharping
he/she/it was sharping
we were sharping
you were sharping
they were sharping
Past perfect
I had sharped
you had sharped
he/she/it had sharped
we had sharped
you had sharped
they had sharped
Past perfect continuous
I had been sharping
you had been sharping
he/she/it had been sharping
we had been sharping
you had been sharping
they had been sharping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sharp
you will sharp
he/she/it will sharp
we will sharp
you will sharp
they will sharp
Future continuous
I will be sharping
you will be sharping
he/she/it will be sharping
we will be sharping
you will be sharping
they will be sharping
Future perfect
I will have sharped
you will have sharped
he/she/it will have sharped
we will have sharped
you will have sharped
they will have sharped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sharping
you will have been sharping
he/she/it will have been sharping
we will have been sharping
you will have been sharping
they will have been sharping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sharp
you would sharp
he/she/it would sharp
we would sharp
you would sharp
they would sharp
Conditional continuous
I would be sharping
you would be sharping
he/she/it would be sharping
we would be sharping
you would be sharping
they would be sharping
Conditional perfect
I would have sharp
you would have sharp
he/she/it would have sharp
we would have sharp
you would have sharp
they would have sharp
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sharping
you would have been sharping
he/she/it would have been sharping
we would have been sharping
you would have been sharping
they would have been sharping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sharp
we let´s sharp
you sharp
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sharp
Past participle
sharped
Present Participle
sharping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARP


alaap
əˈlɑːp
alap
əˈlɑːp
Autoharp
ˈɔːtəʊˌhɑːp
barp
bɑːp
cardsharp
ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːp
carp
kɑːp
dipterocarp
ˈdɪptərəʊˌkɑːp
escarp
ɪˈskɑːp
harp
hɑːp
jaap
jɑːp
LARP
lɑːp
needle-sharp
ˈniːdəlˈʃɑːp
parp
pɑːp
pericarp
ˈpɛrɪˌkɑːp
razor-sharp
ˈreɪzəˌʃɑːp
scarp
skɑːp
tarp
tɑːp
Tharp
θɑːp
ultrasharp
ˌʌltrəˈʃɑːp
unsharp
ʌnˈʃɑːp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARP

sharon fruit
sharp practice
sharp tongue
sharp-eared
sharp-eyed
sharp-faced
sharp-featured
sharp-set
sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedly
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tempered
sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
sharp-wittedly
sharp-wittedness
sharpbender
sharpen
sharpener
sharpening

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARP

aeolian harp
apocarp
crucian carp
double sharp
epicarp
jarp
jew´s harp
jew´s-harp
look sharp
mesocarp
mirror carp
oversharp
Polycarp
procarp
supersharp
time warp
vibraharp
warp
Welsh harp
wind harp

Synonyms and antonyms of sharp in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SHARP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sharp» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sharp

Translation of «sharp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARP

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

Translator English - Chinese

锋利的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

afilado
570 millions of speakers

English

sharp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेज
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حادّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

острый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

afiado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তীব্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

affûté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tajam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scharf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鋭い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

날카로운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cetha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sắc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூர்மையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीक्ष्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

keskin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tagliente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гострий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ascuțit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοφτερός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vass
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skarp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sharp

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARP»

The term «sharp» is very widely used and occupies the 4.293 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «sharp» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «sharp» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHARP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sharp.
1
Mitch Albom
I believe the biggest themes of life are put into the best focus when held up against the very sharp light of mortality.
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Steve Aoki
At my shows, I want to be totally sharp and focused on every single song, on every single thing that I do, and plus, I have to because I'm, like, caking someone and have to run back and mix the next song... and I have so much fast, quick reflex timing.
3
Alexis Arguello
I believe more in precision, when you have the capability, like when you see a mosquito fly and you're able to hit it, you're able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots... it's a beautiful thing.
4
Bernard Baruch
Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
5
Max Beckmann
On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright.
6
Stephen Vincent Benet
I have fallen in love with American names, the sharp names that never get fat.
7
Grant Bowler
For my money, if I'm playing anything then it has to have some sharp angles on it. It's got to have some edges that you can cut yourself on, otherwise it's boring.
8
William Brewster
I discipline churchgoers with godly lessons and sharp words if they do not change their ways. My goal is to open their hearts so that they seek forgiveness.
9
James Carville
You have to have sharp elbows if you want to change something.
10
James Chiles
Organized crime is the dirty side of the sharp dollar.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARP»

Discover the use of sharp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sharp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for ...
A serious introduction to the use of nonviolent action to topple dictatorships.
Gene Sharp, 2010
2
Sharp Objects
It's been a while... but Camille Preaker has finally gone home.
Gillian Flynn, 2009
3
Safety at the Sharp End: A Guide to Non-Technical Skills
Safety at the Sharp End is a general guide to the theory and practice of non-technical skills for safety.
Dr Margaret Crichton, Professor Rhona Flin, Dr Paul O'Connor, 2013
4
A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers ...
Poet and linguist Robert Bringhurst has worked for many years with these century-old manuscripts, which have waited until now for the broad recognition they deserve."--BOOK JACKET.
Robert Bringhurst, 1999
5
Sharp Grammar: Building Better Grammar Skills
Guides and instructs on how to strengthen grammar skills, using building blocks and practice tests to increase usage skills.
Kaplan, 2008
6
Sharp Vocab: Building Better Vocabulary Skills
Guides and instructs on how to strengthen one's vocabulary, using building blocks and word roots to increase reading comprehension skills.
Kaplan, 2008
7
Sharp North
In a futuristic world, Great Families rule Britain through a caste system where reproduction is seriously restricted, while the families keep illegal clones or "spares" of themselves.
Patrick Cave, 2006
8
Rifke: An Improbable Life
Relates the life of Rosalie Wise Sharp, wife of the man who started the Four Seasons hotel chain.
Rosalie Sharp, 2007
9
Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and ...
Providing proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps you define requirements for systems development or systems acquisition.
Alec Sharp, Patrick McDermott, 2009
10
Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing ...
Those who face this responsibility, whether occasionally or 24/7, are brushing up against life's sharpest point. In this book, Stan Goldberg offers an honest, caring, and comprehensive guide to those on this journey.
Stan Goldberg, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sharp is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Patrick Sharp thanks Blackhawks, fans in full-page newspaper ads
Patrick Sharp thanked the Blackhawks and their fans in a full-page newspaper ad. ... The trade that ended Patrick Sharp's tenure with the Chicago Blackhawks ... «CBSSports.com, Jul 15»
2
Blackhawks won't be the same without Patrick Sharp
Patrick Sharp talks with members of the media during a news conference days after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on June 17, 2015, at the United Center ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
3
Tonys Backstage: 'Curious Incident' Winner Alex Sharp Downplays …
Newcomer Alex Sharp prevailed over veterans such as Bradley Cooper and Bill Nighy when he captured the Tony Award for best actor in a leading performance ... «Variety, Jun 15»
4
Sharp warns on ability to stay afloat
Sharp, a century-old stalwart of corporate Japan, has unveiled an annual loss of $1.9bn and warned of “material uncertainty” about its ability to stay in business, ... «Financial Times, May 15»
5
Sharp may slash capital, issue preferred shares; stock dives
A slashing of its capital would allow Sharp to wipe accumulated losses off its books - a ... A person familiar with the matter said at the weekend that Sharp is ... «Reuters, May 15»
6
Sharp President to Ask Lenders for Fresh Financial Support
People briefed on Sharp's interactions with its lenders said the plan could ... that might be interested in investing in Sharp, which makes LCD panels for Apple ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
7
Sharp lifts Blackhawks to 2-1 shootout win over Penguins
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane kicked it off for Chicago, and Patrick Sharp finished the job. The star-studded shootout turned into quite a ... «Yahoo Sports, Feb 15»
8
Sharp goes 'Beyond 4K' with new flagship TV, unveils four new 4K …
Sharp today unveiled its latest gambit to keep up with the big boys in the 4K Ultra HD TV segment, taking the cover off its new 2015 Aquos 4K UHD lineup at ... «Digital Trends, Jan 15»
9
Blackhawks Best Stars 5-4 Thanks to Sharp's OT Goal
Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates on the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at the United Center on December 21, ... «NBC Chicago, Jan 15»
10
Curiosity Mars rover 'solves mountain riddle'
Over millions of years, the sediment raining out of this static body of water would have built the layers of rock - stack upon stack - that now make up Mount Sharp. «BBC News, Dec 14»

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