honing

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

honing

  1. present participle of hone

Noun[edit]

honing (plural honings)

  1. The process by which something is honed.
    • 2007, Fine Woodworking (issues 195-201, page 57)
      In future honings, you'll assume the tip is touching the stone on the back when it is, in fact, above the stone's surface.

Dutch[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • honig (dialectal, archaic)
Honing en brood
Honey and bread

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch honinch (honey), from Old Dutch honing, from Proto-Germanic *hunangą. Cognate with English honey and German Honig.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦoː.nɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: ho‧ning
  • Rhymes: -oːnɪŋ

Noun[edit]

honing m (uncountable)

  1. honey

Usage notes[edit]

In older publications, the reader can also encounter the word with the neutral gender.

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