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On my desk, I always have a lemon or a lime drying. I love the fragrance. Also, a Staedtler eraser, a brush for the eraser and a pencil sharpener.
Maira Kalman

Meaning of "sharpener" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARPENER

sharpener  [ˈʃɑːpənə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARPENER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sharpener is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES SHARPENER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sharpener in the English dictionary

The definition of sharpener in the dictionary is a tool or machine used for sharpening pencils. Other definition of sharpener is a tool or machine used for sharpening knives.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHARPENER


Adana
ˈædənə
air-conditioner
ˈɛəkənˌdɪʃ ənə
bottle-opener
ˈbɒtəlˌəʊpənə
cheapener
ˈtʃiːpənə
commissioner
kəˈmɪʃənə
conditioner
kənˈdɪʃənə
deepener
ˈdiːpənə
governor
ˈɡʌvənə
Helena
ˈhɛlənə
knife-sharpener
ˈnaɪfˌʃɑːpənə
listener
ˈlɪsənə
opener
ˈəʊpənə
practitioner
prækˈtɪʃənə
prisoner
ˈprɪzənə
Ramayana
rɑːˈmaɪənə
reopener
riːˈəʊpənə
ripener
ˈraɪpənə
strengthener
ˈstreŋθənə
summoner
ˈsʌmənə
tympana
ˈtɪmpənə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARPENER

sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedly
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tempered
sharp-tongued
sharp-witted
sharp-wittedly
sharp-wittedness
sharpbender
sharpen
sharpening
sharper
Sharpeville
sharpie
sharpish
sharply
sharpness
sharpshooter
sharpshooting
sharpy

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARPENER

air freshener
can-opener
dampener
eye-opener
fastener
freshener
gardener
greener
keener
Kitchener
letter opener
pencil sharpener
screener
straightener
sweetener
tightener
tin-opener
water softener
Wegener
wiener

Synonyms and antonyms of sharpener in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sharpener» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARPENER

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

Translator English - Chinese

磨具
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

afilador
570 millions of speakers

English

sharpener
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चोखा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مبراة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

точилка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apontador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শার্পনার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

taille-crayon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengasah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schleifgerät
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

削り器
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가는 것
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tajem
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thợ mài cho bén
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூர்மையாக்கும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीक्ष्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kalemtıraş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

affilatoio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Temperówka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

точилка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ascuțitoare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξύστρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skerpmaker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vässare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sliper
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sharpener

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARPENER»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARPENER» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «SHARPENER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sharpener.
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Maira Kalman
On my desk, I always have a lemon or a lime drying. I love the fragrance. Also, a Staedtler eraser, a brush for the eraser and a pencil sharpener.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARPENER»

Discover the use of sharpener in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sharpener and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Popular Science
Don't expect to zap a dull tool into one of these jigs and get instant perfection. Black & Decker's drill-bit sharpeners, for example, appear to be as easy to use as an electric pencil sharpener, and they are— once you understand the six pages of ...
2
The sharpener and other stories
Fiction. Andres Berger-Kiss's THE SHARPENER.
Andrés Berger-Kiss, 2005
3
Popular Mechanics
SHARPEN LAWNMOWERS AND EARN GOOD MONEY IDEAL The Ideal Lawnmower Sharpener is a model of simplicity. It grinds the blades of a lawnmower with amazing speed and accuracy without removing wheels or ratchets. It employs ...
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Popular Science
You can't misuse a Stag Sharpener. A child can sharpen Blades on a Stag as well as an expert. Makes old blades better than new. Makes new blades better. Stag Sharpener $ 1 Complete, including unbreakable Trench Mirror, $1 postpaid to ...
5
Colored Pencil Solution Book
WHAT KINDS OF PENCIL BATTERY-POWERED SHARPENER (above, left) This is an excellent choice for traveling. It is self- contained with its own waste receptacle and reasonably rapid sharpening. Battery-powered sharpeners give a sharp ...
Janie Gildow, Barbara Newton, 2006
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Popular Mechanics
You can't misuse a Stag Sharpener. A child can sharpen blades on a Stag as well as an expert. Makes old blades better than new. Makes new blades better. Complete, including unbreakable Trench Mirror, $1 postpaid to you on this special ...
7
American Woodworker
SHARPENER. This is one of the two "outrigger-type" guides made by General Hardware Manufacturing. To adjust the bevel angle, rotate a threaded rod at the back of the guide to raise or lower the roller, which rides on the bench. Like several ...
8
The Daily Telegraph Brain Sharpener Sudoku
This new collection has everything you have come to expect from The Daily Telegraph’s puzzles – and more. 132 standard grids, graded according to difficulty, plus the ultimate test for hardened solvers: a sudoku in three dimensions.
Telegraph Group, Telegraph Group Limited, 2007
9
Popular Mechanics
You can't misuse a Stag Sharpener. A child can sharpen blades on a Stag as well as an expert. Makes old blades better than new. Makes new blades better. $ Stag Sharpener Complete $1 postpaid to you on this special offer with barber's ...
10
Popular Mechanics
Profitable? fe s^-ST Ark. In 18 month* the Ideal Sharpener not to buy $1875.00 worth of new machinery he wanted for his shop— and he worked only during his apare time. Put it in Your Basement en in your yard. The ;here it wilf be out of •unt  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHARPENER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sharpener is used in the context of the following news items.
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Defense attorneys tell jurors defendant in knife sharpener attack …
Mora is accused of stabbing Elizabeth Garcia with a knife sharpener April 6, 2014, at her apartment in the 300 block of Toledo Avenue. Prosecutor Courtney ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jun 15»
2
Trial begins for Lubbock man in knife sharpener attack
Opening statements are set to begin Tuesday in the trial of a 33-year-old Lubbock man accused of stabbing a woman with a knife sharpener. A 12-member jury ... «LubbockOnline.com, Jun 15»
3
The country's biggest knife-sharpener gets bigger
Des Plaines-based knife sharpener Cozzini Bros. is expanding its reach this week through a purchase. Cozzini, a 110-year-old knife-sharpening rental and ... «Crain's Chicago Business, Jun 15»
4
Sparx Skate Sharpener aims to bring professional skate sharpening
This isn't the first device designed to deliver skate maintenance in the home, but most devices are designed to maintain and extend an existing sharpening. «Gizmag, Mar 15»
5
Super Saver: Edgy deal on knife, sharpener
... heard from this season: those who are tired of cheap knives that constantly need to be replaced and folks who have good knives but need a great sharpener. «WZZM, Feb 15»
6
KitchenIQ™ Introduces Smart Sharp Electric Knife Sharpener
Pictured, KitchenIQ's new Smart Sharp Electric Knife Sharpener. It will sharpen straight edge European/American knives, Asian style knives, serrated knives and ... «PR Newswire, Feb 15»
7
How the Pencil Sharpener Was Invented
They named their invention the "Styloxynon" and it was pretty close to Lassimone's sharpener in its description, "two sharp files neatly and firmly set together in ... «Gizmodo, Jan 15»
8
Tiny kitchen-knife sharpener does the trick
The bottom of the sharpener has a V-channel so you can set it against the edge of a counter. That way you won't smack your knife against the countertop when it ... «Boing Boing, Jan 15»
9
A Shark Sharpener Makes Knives Extra Menacing By Association
Maybe scary things just go together? Why else would this shark and knife look so right? Created by the design studio Propaganda, this sharpener is aptly named ... «Gizmodo, Jul 13»
10
Giant pencil sharpener becomes latest kitchen gadget
Makers of the tool, which looks and works like a traditional pencil sharpener, ... “It looks like a pencil sharpener and works in a similar way and I would say it ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sharpener [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sharpener>. Aug 2020 ».
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