hone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “hone” in the English Dictionary

"hone" in British English

See all translations

honeverb [T]

uk   /həʊn/  us   /hoʊn/

hone verb [T] (MAKE SHARP)

to make an ​objectsharp: The ​bone had been honed to a ​point.

hone verb [T] (MAKE PERFECT)

to make something ​perfect or ​completelysuitable for ​itspurpose: His ​physique was honed to ​perfection. Her ​debatingskills were honed in the ​students' ​union.
(Definition of hone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hone" in American English

See all translations

honeverb [T]

 us   /hoʊn/
to ​direct something such as an ​ability to make it more ​effective: He ​helps performers hone ​theirskills as ​dancers and ​singers. To hone an ​object is to make it ​sharper: to hone ​scissors
(Definition of hone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hone" in Business English

See all translations

honeverb [T]

uk   us   /həʊn/
to make something better or completely suitable for its ​purpose: hone your skills She honed her ​skills in ​customerrelations at British Airways. Our ​interviewingtechniques have been honed in ​order to ​help us ​pick exactly the ​rightcandidate.
(Definition of hone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hone?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More