Associations to the word «Sharp»


SHARP, adjective. Able to cut easily.
SHARP, adjective. (colloquial) Intelligent.
SHARP, adjective. Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded.
SHARP, adjective. (music) Higher than usual by one semitone (denoted by the symbol ♯ after the name of the note).
SHARP, adjective. (music) Higher in pitch than required.
SHARP, adjective. Having an intense, acrid flavour.
SHARP, adjective. Sudden and intense.
SHARP, adjective. (colloquial) Illegal or dishonest.
SHARP, adjective. (colloquial) Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interests; shrewd.
SHARP, adjective. Exact, precise, accurate; keen.
SHARP, adjective. ​Offensive, critical, or acrimonious.
SHARP, adjective. (colloquial) Stylish or attractive.
SHARP, adjective. Observant; alert; acute.
SHARP, adjective. Forming a small angle; especially, forming an angle of less than ninety degrees.
SHARP, adjective. Steep; precipitous; abrupt.
SHARP, adjective. (mathematics) (of a statement) Said of as extreme a value as possible.
SHARP, adjective. (chess) Tactical; risky.
SHARP, adjective. Piercing; keen; severe; painful.
SHARP, adjective. Eager or keen in pursuit; impatient for gratification.
SHARP, adjective. (obsolete) Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.
SHARP, adjective. Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty.
SHARP, adjective. (phonetics) (dated) Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone; aspirated; unvoiced.
SHARP, adverb. To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
SHARP, adverb. (notcomp) Exactly.
SHARP, adverb. (music) In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.
SHARP, noun. (music) The symbol ♯, placed after the name of a note in the key signature or before a note on the staff to indicate that the note is to be played a semitone higher.
SHARP, noun. (music) A note that is played a semitone higher than usual; denoted by the name of the note that is followed by the symbol ♯.
SHARP, noun. (music) A note that is sharp in a particular key.
SHARP, noun. (music) The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.
SHARP, noun. (usually in the plural) Something that is sharp.
SHARP, noun. A sharp tool or weapon.
SHARP, noun. (medicine) A hypodermic syringe.
SHARP, noun. (medicine) (dated) A scalpel or other edged instrument used in surgery.
SHARP, noun. A dishonest person; a cheater.
SHARP, noun. Part of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.
SHARP, noun. A sewing needle with a very slender point, more pointed than a blunt or a between.
SHARP, noun. (in the plural) middlings
SHARP, noun. (slang) (dated) An expert.
SHARP, noun. A sharpie (member of Australian gangs of the 1960s and 1970s).
SHARP, verb. (music) To raise the pitch of a note half a step making a natural note a sharp.
SHARP, verb. To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.
SHARP, proper noun. A surname​.
SHARP AS A TACK, adjective. (simile) (colloquial) very intelligent
SHARP COOKIE, noun. (idiomatic) One who is intelligent, bright, or sharp; especially, one who can identify attempts to deceive or mislead.
SHARP PRACTICE, noun. Commercial activity that is possibly dishonest while not actually being illegal.
SHARP S, noun. The character ß.
SHARP TONGUE, noun. (idiomatic) The practice or characteristic of speaking to others in a harsh, critical, or insulting manner.

Dictionary definition

SHARP, noun. A musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named.
SHARP, noun. A long thin sewing needle with a sharp point.
SHARP, adverb. Changing suddenly in direction and degree; "the road twists sharply after the light"; "turn sharp left here"; "the visor was acutely peaked"; "her shoes had acutely pointed toes".
SHARP, adjective. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot".
SHARP, adjective. Ending in a sharp point.
SHARP, adjective. Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations".
SHARP, adjective. Marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow".
SHARP, adjective. Harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark".
SHARP, adjective. Having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety".
SHARP, adjective. Extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop".
SHARP, adjective. Keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds".
SHARP, adjective. Having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point".
SHARP, adjective. (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp".
SHARP, adjective. Very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market".
SHARP, adjective. Quick and forceful; "a sharp blow".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle