hone hone  /ˈhoʊn/


  1. (n) a whetstone made of fine gritstone; used for sharpening razors
  2. (v) sharpen with a hone
  3. (v) make perfect or complete


  1. Heading for Hollywood to hone his skills, he found himself filling the archetypal role of the understudy who becomes a star.
  2. News outlets from as far away as Australia and Brazil have been quick to hone in on the more salacious details surrounding these young mothers-to-be.
  3. That's a risk for budding entrepreneurs who pay $15 at the door or $20 a month to hone their 90-second pitches onstage.


  1. Spread Your Key Idea To Grow Your Life's Work With Others

    Your best way of engaging others may well be your most deeply-rooted, persistently present idea that needs to be distilled and shared via an apt platform where others can add to, reshape and otherwise hone your idea to make it their own which they ardently advocate. See how to break away from the pack by emulating methods successfully used by Cesar Millan, Amy Chua, Andrew Weil, Peter Guber ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Hone makes it easier to keep up with your keys

    If you are always searching for your keys, the Hone key fob will help you quickly find them. The fob will begin to flash and beep when you use the app on your iPhone (4S, 5) or iPad (3, 4, or mini) to issue a command, alerting you to the location of your keys – [...]
    on June 27, 2013     Source: The Gadgeteer

  3. Find Your Lost Keys with the Hone Key Fob & iPhone App

    ZOMG, but this is something I need: ByteMyApple.com announced Hone on Tuesday, a key fob that you can activate from an iPhone app. Stick it on your keyring and when you lose your keys, the iPhone app will make it flash and beep, perfect for people (like me) who misplace our keys. All the time. It's $59.99, and was originally funded via KickStarter. A single CR2032 watch battery lasts 6 months ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Mac Observer


  1. "What makes Detroit good is you can't really hone in on one guy," Rivers said. "Obviously in the two previous series we've had LeBron (James) and Joe Johnson. Even though they had players around them, clearly they were the focal point. (The...
    on May 23, 2008 By: Doc Rivers Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The athleticism that he displays is spectacular at times, and I think if he applies himself the right way, works on his game, the coaches hone his skills, there's a chance to get something special," Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo said.
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Bryan Colangelo Source: Toronto Star

  3. "That's just from being steadfast in what we do week-to-week, practice-by- practice," Atogwe, who had two interceptions in the win, said of the defensive effort. "Coming out the bye, we really started to hone in on what we have to do, and I...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Oshiomogho Atogwe Source: Sports Network

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