Sharp meaning

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In a sharp manner.

Hit me sharp on the brow.

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Punctually; exactly.

At three o'clock sharp.

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Having a thin edge or a fine point suitable for or capable of cutting or piercing.
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Sharp means having a point or edge that is good for cutting or a sudden change.

An example of something sharp is a knife.

An example of sharp used as an adjective is the phrase a sharp turn which means a turn that suddenly changes direction.

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Attractive or stylish.

A sharp jacket.

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Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste.

A sharp pungent odor; a sharp cheese.

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Attractive or stylish.

A sharp jacket.

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Crafty or deceitful, as in business dealings.

Sharp selling practices.

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Fierce or impetuous; violent.

A sharp temper; a sharp assault.

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Intense; severe.

A sharp pain.

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Fierce or impetuous; violent.

A sharp temper; a sharp assault.

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Intense; severe.

A sharp pain.

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Sharp is defined as exactly.

An example of sharp used as an adverb is to arrive somewhere at a certain time, like two o'clock sharp.

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The definition of a sharp is something with a pointed end.

An example of a sharp is a needle.

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Vigilant; alert.

Kept a sharp lookout for shoplifters.

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Composed of hard angular particles.

Sharp sand.

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Abrupt or acute.

A sharp drop; a sharp turn.

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Made up of hard, angular particles, as sand.
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Violent or impetuous; sudden and forceful.

A sharp attack.

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Brisk; active; vigorous.

A sharp run.

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Abrupt or acute.

A sharp drop; a sharp turn.

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To raise in pitch by a semitone.
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Composed of hard angular particles.

Sharp sand.

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In a sharp manner.

Hit me sharp on the brow.

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Punctually; exactly.

At three o'clock sharp.

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Above the true or proper pitch.
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To raise in pitch by a semitone.
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To play or sing above the proper pitch.
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Suitable for use in cutting or piercing; having a very thin edge or fine point; keen.
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Having a point or edge; not rounded or blunt; peaked.

A sharp ridge, sharp features.

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Not gradual; abrupt; acute.

A sharp turn.

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Clearly defined; distinct; clear.

A sharp contrast.

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Quick, acute, or penetrating in perception or intellect.
  • Acutely sensitive in seeing, hearing, etc.
  • Clever; shrewd.
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Showing or having a keen awareness; attentive; vigilant.

A sharp lookout.

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Crafty; designing; underhanded.
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Harsh, biting, or severe.

A sharp temper, sharp criticism.

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Having a keen effect on the senses or feelings.
  • Severe; intense; acute; keen.
    A sharp pain, grief, appetite, etc.
  • Strong; biting; pungent, as in taste or smell.
  • High-pitched; shrill.
    A sharp sound.
  • Brilliant; intense.
    A sharp flash of light.
  • Cold and cutting.
    A sharp wind.
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Attractively or stylishly dressed or groomed.
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In a sharp manner.
  • Abruptly or briskly.
  • Attentively or alertly.
  • So as to have a sharp point or edge.
  • Keenly; piercingly.
  • Above the true or proper pitch.
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Precisely; exactly.

One o'clock sharp.

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A sewing needle with an extremely fine point.
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An expert or adept.
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Any sharp medical device, as a hypodermic needle.
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To make sharp; raise a half step.
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To sing or play above the true or proper pitch.
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A surname​.
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Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste.

A sharp pungent odor; a sharp cheese.

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Above the true or proper pitch.
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To play or sing above the proper pitch.
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Having a thin edge or a fine point suitable for or capable of cutting or piercing.
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Crafty or deceitful, as in business dealings.

Sharp selling practices.

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Vigilant; alert.

Kept a sharp lookout for shoplifters.

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Origin of sharp

  • Middle English from Old English scearp sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English scearp sker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition