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NOUN (2)

1. a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named;

2. a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point;


ADJECTIVE (12)

1. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined;
- Example: "a sharp photographic image"
- Example: "the sharp crack of a twig"
- Example: "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
[syn: crisp, sharp]

2. ending in a sharp point;
[syn: acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike]

3. having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;
- Example: "an acute observer of politics and politicians"
- Example: "incisive comments"
- Example: "icy knifelike reasoning"
- Example: "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
- Example: "penetrating insight"
- Example: "frequent penetrative observations"
[syn: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]

4. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence;
- Example: "a smart businessman"
- Example: "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"
- Example: "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
[syn: astute, sharp, shrewd]

5. harsh;
- Example: "sharp criticism"
- Example: "a sharp-worded exchange"
- Example: "a tart remark"
[syn: sharp, sharp-worded, tart]

6. having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ;
- Example: "a shrill whistle"
- Example: "a shrill gaiety"
[syn: shrill, sharp]

7. extremely steep;
- Example: "an abrupt canyon"
- Example: "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"
- Example: "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"
- Example: "a sharp drop"
[syn: abrupt, precipitous, sharp]

8. keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point;
- Example: "a sharp pain"
- Example: "sharp winds"

9. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing;
- Example: "a sharp knife"
- Example: "a pencil with a sharp point"

10. (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone;
- Example: "C sharp"

11. very sudden and in great amount or degree;
- Example: "a sharp drop in the stock market"

12. quick and forceful;
- Example: "a sharp blow"


ADVERB (1)

1. changing suddenly in direction and degree;
- Example: "the road twists sharply after the light"
- Example: "turn sharp left here"
- Example: "the visor was acutely peaked"
- Example: "her shoes had acutely pointed toes"
[syn: sharply, sharp, acutely]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sharp \Sharp\, a. [Compar. Sharper; superl. Sharpest.] [OE. sharp, scharp, scarp, AS. scearp; akin to OS. skarp, LG. scharp, D. scherp, G. scharf, Dan. & Sw. skarp, Icel. skarpr. Cf. Escarp, Scrape, Scorpion.] 1. Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen. [1913 Webster] He dies upon my scimeter's sharp point. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features. [1913 Webster] 3. Affecting the sense as if pointed or cutting, keen, penetrating, acute: to the taste or smell, pungent, acid, sour, as ammonia has a sharp taste and odor; to the hearing, piercing, shrill, as a sharp sound or voice; to the eye, instantaneously brilliant, dazzling, as a sharp flash. [1913 Webster] 4. (Mus.) (a) High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone. (b) Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp (C[sharp]), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C. (c) So high as to be out of tune, or above true pitch; as, the tone is sharp; that instrument is sharp. Opposed in all these senses to flat. [1913 Webster] 5. Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air. [1913 Webster] Sharp misery had worn him to the bones. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The morning sharp and clear. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] In sharpest perils faithful proved. --Keble. [1913 Webster] 6. Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke. "That sharp look." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To that place the sharp Athenian law Can not pursue us. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Be thy words severe, Sharp as merits but the sword forbear. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 7. Of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment. [1913 Webster] Nothing makes men sharper . . . than want. --Addison. [1913 Webster] Many other things belong to the material world, wherein the sharpest philosophers have never ye? arrived at clear and distinct ideas. --L. Watts. [1913 Webster] 8. Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite. [1913 Webster] 9. Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous. "In sharp contest of battle." --Milton. [1913 Webster] A sharp assault already is begun. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 10. Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer. [1913 Webster] The necessity of being so sharp and exacting. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 11. Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand. --Moxon. [1913 Webster] 12. Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve. [1913 Webster] 13. (Phonetics) Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated. [1913 Webster] Note: Sharp is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sharp-cornered, sharp-edged, sharp-pointed, sharp-tasted, sharp-visaged, etc. [1913 Webster] Sharp practice, the getting of an advantage, or the attempt to do so, by a tricky expedient. To brace sharp, or To sharp up (Naut.), to turn the yards to the most oblique position possible, that the ship may lie well up to the wind. [1913 Webster] Syn: Keen; acute; piercing; penetrating; quick; sagacious; discerning; shrewd; witty; ingenious; sour; acid; tart; pungent; acrid; severe; poignant; biting; acrimonious; sarcastic; cutting; bitter; painful; afflictive; violent; harsh; fierce; ardent; fiery. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sharp \Sharp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sharped; p. pr. & vb. n. Sharping.] 1. To sharpen. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the natural tone. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sharp \Sharp\, adv. 1. To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] The head [of a spear] full sharp yground. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] You bite so sharp at reasons. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Look sharp, attend; be alert. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sharp \Sharp\, v. i. 1. To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) To sing above the proper pitch. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sharp \Sharp\, n. 1. A sharp tool or weapon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If butchers had but the manners to go to sharps, gentlemen would be contented with a rubber at cuffs. --Collier. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) (a) The character [[sharp]] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch. (b) A sharp tone or note. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly. [Prov. Eng.] --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 4. A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps. [1913 Webster] 5. pl. Same as Middlings, 1. [1913 Webster] 6. An expert. [Slang] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sharp adv 1: 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" [syn: sharply, sharp, acutely] adj 1: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot" [syn: crisp, sharp] 2: ending in a sharp point [syn: acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike] 3: 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" [syn: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp] 4: 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" [syn: astute, sharp, shrewd] 5: harsh; "sharp criticism"; "a sharp-worded exchange"; "a tart remark" [syn: sharp, sharp-worded, tart] 6: having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; "a shrill whistle"; "a shrill gaiety" [syn: shrill, sharp] 7: extremely steep; "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop" [syn: abrupt, precipitous, sharp] 8: keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds" [ant: dull] 9: having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point" [ant: dull] 10: (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp" [ant: flat, natural] 11: very sudden and in great amount or degree; "a sharp drop in the stock market" 12: quick and forceful; "a sharp blow" n 1: a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named 2: a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

672 Moby Thesaurus words for "sharp": Admirable Crichton, Attic, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, Siberian, V-shaped, Y-shaped, abrupt, abruptly, absonant, absorbing, accidental, accurately, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acicular, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, acuminate, acute, adept, adroit, adventurer, affecting, afflictive, aggressive, agile, agonizing, akimbo, alacritous, alert, alertly, algid, alive, amaroidal, angular, apt, arch, arctic, argute, artful, artisan, artist, asperous, astringent, astute, at the gun, atonal, atrocious, attache, attentive, attentively, austere, authority, awake, bang, bearish, beastly, below zero, bent, betting ring, bettor, biting, bitter, bitter as gall, bitterly cold, bleak, bluff, blunt, bold, boneshaker, boreal, brainy, brash, braw, breakneck, breve, bright, brilliant, brisk, brumal, brusque, bunco artist, bunco steerer, cacophonous, cagey, calculating, canny, cardshark, cardsharp, cardsharper, carefully, carpetbagger, caustic, cavalier, cheerless, chic, chiseling, churlish, classy, clever, clothes-conscious, coarse, cold, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, collusive, comfortless, compulsive gambler, con artist, con man, confidence man, connaisseur, connoisseur, consultant, cordon bleu, cornered, corroding, corrosive, cosmopolitan, covinous, crack shot, cracked, craftsman, crafty, cramping, crap shooter, creaky, crimp, crisp, crooked, crotched, crotchet, cruel, crusty, cunning, curt, cuspidate, cute, cutting, dapper, dash, dashing, dead shot, deceitful, deep, deep-felt, deep-laid, deepgoing, demisemiquaver, deplorable, depressing, depressive, designing, dexterous, diaphonic, diplomat, diplomatic, diplomatist, discomforting, disconsonant, discordant, disharmonic, disharmonious, dishonest, dismal, dismaying, dispatchful, dissonant, distressful, distressing, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, dominant, dominant note, double whole note, double-edged, drastic, dreary, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, dressy, drilling, droll, ear-piercing, ear-splitting, edge, edged, eighth note, elder statesman, elegant, enharmonic, enharmonic note, escharotic, exactly, excessive, excruciating, exorbitant, expeditious, experienced hand, expert, expert consultant, exquisite, extravagant, extreme, facetious, false, falsehearted, fashionable, fast, featheredged, feline, fierce, finagling, fine, flat, fly, forked, foxy, fraudulent, freezing, freezing cold, frigid, funny, furcal, furcate, furious, furtive, gambler, gamester, gelid, geniculate, geniculated, genteel, gifted, glacial, gnawing, graduate, grating, grave, great, grievous, griping, gruff, guileful, half note, handy man, hard, harrowing, harsh, hastily, hazarder, headlong, heartfelt, hemidemisemiquaver, hep, hibernal, hiemal, high, high-pitched, homefelt, hone, hooked, horse coper, horse trader, hot, howling, humorous, humorsome, hurtful, hurting, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy, immelodious, immoderate, impetuously, impulsively, incisive, inclement, inconsiderate, indelible, indirect, ingenious, inharmonic, inharmonious, insidious, intelligent, intemperate, intense, inventive, irritating, jackleg, jagged, jaunty, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, journeyman, joyless, keen, keen-edged, keen-witted, keening, knee-shaped, knifelike, knowing, lamentable, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber, like a flash, like a thunderbolt, loud, malicious, malignant, marked, marksman, minim, mordacious, mordant, mortgage shark, mournful, moving, musical note, musicless, nasty, natty, natural, neat, needle-sharp, nifty, nimble, nimble-witted, nipping, nippy, no dumbbell, no slouch, nobby, nonmelodious, nose-piercing, nose-tickling, not born yesterday, note, numbing, observant, odorous, of a sudden, off, off-key, off-tone, on short notice, on the, on the alert, on the ball, on the button, on the dot, on the instant, on the job, on the minute, on the nose, on time, original, out of pitch, out of tone, out of tune, outrageous, painful, paralyzing, paroxysmal, patent note, pathetic, pawky, peaked, peaky, penetrating, perceptive, pervading, pettifogger, petty gambler, piercing, piker, pinching, piping, piquant, pitchman, piteous, pitiable, player, plop, plump, plunger, plunging, plunk, poignant, pointed, poisonous, politic, politician, pop, posh, precipitantly, precipitately, precipitous, precipitously, precisely, pro, professional, professor, proficient, profound, prompt, punctually, pungent, punter, quarter note, quaver, qui vive, quick, quick-thinking, quick-witted, racking, rapid, rapier-like, raucous, raw, razor-edged, ready, recherche, reedy, reeking, regrettable, report, resourceful, responding note, right, rigorous, ritzy, rough, rueful, sad, saddening, salt, salty, sarcastic, sardonic, savant, saw-toothed, sawtooth, scathing, scheming, scintillating, scorching, screaky, screeching, screechy, semibreve, semiquaver, sensitive, serpentine, serrate, set, severe, shall, shaped note, shark, sharp-cornered, sharp-sighted, sharp-witted, sharpened, sharper, sharpie, sharply, sheer, shifty, shooting, short, shortchanger, shrewd, shrieking, shrieky, shrill, shyster, sixteenth note, sixty-fourth note, slap, sleek, sleepless, sleety, slick, slicker, slippery, slushy, sly, smack, smack-dab, smart, smooth, smug, snaky, snappy, snazzy, sneaky, snippy, soigne, soignee, sophistical, sophisticated, sore, sorrowful, sour, spang, sparkling, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, speculator, speedy, spiccato, spicy, spieler, spiffy, spiteful, splitting, sport, sporting man, sportsman, sprightly, spruce, spry, square, squarely, squeaking, squeaky, stabbing, staccato, startlingly, statesman, stealthy, steel-trap, steep, stinging, stone-cold, strategic, strict, strident, stringent, strong, strong-scented, strong-smelling, style-conscious, stylish, subtile, subtle, subzero, sudden, suddenly, suffocating, supercooled, supple, surly, surprisingly, surreptitious, sustained note, swank, swanky, swell, swift, swish, tactical, talented, tangy, tart, technical adviser, technician, tercet, thin, thirty-second note, thoughtless, tinhorn, tipster, to the minute, tone, tony, tormenting, torturous, touching, tough, tout, treacherous, treble, trenchant, trendy, trickish, tricksy, tricky, trig, trim, triplet, truculent, tuneless, two-edged, two-faced, ululant, unawares, unblinking, unceremonious, uncomfortable, unconscionable, underhand, underhanded, unethical, unexpectedly, ungracious, unharmonious, unkind, unmelodious, unmusical, unnodding, unscrupulous, unsleeping, untunable, untuned, untuneful, unwinking, vehement, venomous, venturer, vertical, violent, virulent, vitriolic, vivid, vulpine, wagerer, wailing, wakeful, wary, well-dressed, well-groomed, whet, whimsical, whining, whistling, whole note, wide-awake, wily, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, withering, without notice, without warning, witty, woebegone, woeful, wretched, zigzag
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

sharp hash.
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Sharp -- U.S. County in Arkansas Population (2000): 17119 Housing Units (2000): 9342 Land area (2000): 604.353312 sq. miles (1565.267826 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.991812 sq. miles (5.158769 sq. km) Total area (2000): 606.345124 sq. miles (1570.426595 sq. km) Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05 Location: 36.190062 N, 91.498459 W Headwords: Sharp Sharp, AR Sharp County Sharp County, AR