sharpener


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sharp·en

 (shär′pən)
tr. & intr.v. sharp·ened, sharp·en·ing, sharp·ens
To make or become sharp or sharper.

sharp′en·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sharpener - any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharpersharpener - any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper; "a knife sharpener"
grindstone - a revolving stone shaped like a disk; used to grind or sharpen or polish edge tools
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
pencil sharpener - a rotary implement for sharpening the point on pencils
steel - knife sharpener consisting of a ridged steel rod
strickle - an implement for sharpening scythes
strop - a leather strap used to sharpen razors
Translations
آلة السَّن، مِبْراه
brusořezávátko
blyantspidserslibemaskine
hegyezõ
skerpir, brÿni; yddari
šilček

sharpener

[ˈʃɑːpnəʳ] N (for pencil) → sacapuntas m inv; (for knife) → afilador m

sharpener

[ˈʃɑːrpənər] n
(also pencil sharpener) → taille-crayon m inv, taille-crayons m inv
(also knife sharpener) → aiguisoir msharp-eyed [ˌʃɑːrpˈaɪd] adjà qui rien n'échappe

sharpener

nSchleifgerät nt; (in rod shape) → Wetzstahl m; (= pencil sharpener)(Bleistift)spitzer m

sharpener

[ˈʃɑːpnəʳ] n (for pencils) → temperamatite m inv; (for knives) → affilacoltelli m inv

sharp

(ʃaːp) adjective
1. having a thin edge that can cut or a point that can pierce. a sharp knife.
2. (of pictures, outlines etc) clear and distinct. the sharp outline of the mountain.
3. (of changes in direction) sudden and quick. a sharp left turn.
4. (of pain etc) keen, acute or intense. He gets a sharp pain after eating.
5. (often with with) severe. Don't be so sharp with the child!; She got a sharp reproach from me.
6. alert. Dogs have sharp ears.
7. shrill and sudden. a sharp cry.
8. of a musical note, raised a semitone; too high in pitch. F sharp; That last note was sharp.
adverb
1. punctually. Come at six (o'clock) sharp.
2. with an abrupt change of direction. Turn sharp left here.
3. at too high a pitch. You're singing sharp.
noun
1. a sharp note. sharps and flats.
2. a sign (#) to show that a note is to be raised a semitone.
ˈsharpen verb
to make or grow sharp. He sharpened his pencil.
ˈsharpener noun
an instrument for sharpening. a pencil-sharpener.
ˈsharply adverb
in a sharp manner. a sharply-pointed piece of glass; The road turned sharply to the left; He rebuked her sharply.
ˈsharpness noun
sharp practice
dishonesty or cheating.
ˌsharp-ˈwitted adjective
intelligent and alert. a sharp-witted boy.
look sharp
to be quick or to hurry. Bring me the books and look sharp (about it)!
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