English adjective: sharp
|1.||sharp (of something seen or heard) clearly defined|
|Samples||A sharp photographic image.|
The sharp crack of a twig.
The crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot.
|2.||sharp ending in a sharp point|
|Synonyms||acuate, acute, needlelike|
|3.||sharp having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions|
|Samples||An acute observer of politics and politicians.|
Icy knifelike reasoning.
As sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang.
Frequent penetrative observations.
|Synonyms||acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing|
|4.||sharp marked by practical hardheaded intelligence|
|Samples||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.
A sharp-worded exchange.
A tart remark.
|6.||sharp having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones|
|Samples||A shrill whistle.|
A shrill gaiety.
|7.||sharp extremely steep|
|Samples||An abrupt canyon.|
The precipitous rapids of the upper river.
The precipitous hills of Chinese paintings.
A sharp drop.
|8.||sharp keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point|
|Samples||A sharp pain.|
|Similar||acute, cutting, fulgurating, intense, keen, knifelike, lancinate, lancinating, piercing, salt, stabbing|
|9.||sharp having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing|
|Samples||A sharp knife.|
A pencil with a sharp point.
|Similar||carnassial, chisel-like, dagger-like, drill-like, edged, fang-like, file-like, incisive, keen, knifelike, metal-cutting, penetrating, penetrative, razor-sharp, sharp-toothed, sharpened|
|10.||sharp (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone|
|11.||sharp very sudden and in great amount or degree|
|Samples||A sharp drop in the stock market.|
|12.||sharp quick and forceful|
|Samples||A sharp blow.|
English noun: sharp
|1.||sharp (communication) a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named|
|Broader (hypernym)||musical notation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||double sharp|
|2.||sharp (artifact) a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point|
|Broader (hypernym)||sewing needle|
English adverb: sharp
|1.||sharp changing suddenly in direction and degree|
|Samples||The road twists sharply after the light.|
Turn sharp left here.
The visor was acutely peaked.
Her shoes had acutely pointed toes.