Definitions for "Sharpen"
Keywords:  sharper, keen, knives, debate, saw
To give a keen edge or fine point to; to make sharper; as, to sharpen an ax, or the teeth of a saw.
make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"
make sharp or sharper; "We had to sharpen our arguments"
To make halftone printing dots smaller. Using negative separations, sharpening is accomplished with dot etching. Over exposure will also sharpen the negative films. When positive working plates are made using positive transparencies, sharpening happens automatically and the size of the printing dots are reduced by 5%. This sharpening is called negative dot gain.
To decrease in strength, as when halftone dots become smaller; opposite of "thicken" or "dot spread."
To decrease in color strength, as when halftone dots become smaller; opposite of dot spread or dot gain.
To render more quick or acute in perception; to make more ready or ingenious.
To render more shrill or piercing.
make (one's senses) more acute; "This drug will sharpen your vision"
Keywords:  contrast, heighten, focus, blur, dark
An option from the Image Menu used to smoothe pixels around the outline of details in images. The opposite of blur this option has a focusing effect.
A type of filter that finds changes in color and contrast and makes them more defined.
put (an image) into focus; "Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"
Keywords:  vignette, tcl, parser, legacy, static
Sharpen provides a parser and basic static analysis tools for Vignette's extensions to Tcl, used in their legacy web content-management systems.
Keywords:  sarcastic, biting, severe
To make biting, sarcastic, or severe.
Keywords:  eager, desires, men
To make more eager; as, to sharpen men's desires.
Keywords:  tart, sour, vinegar, rays, sun
To make more tart or acid; to make sour; as, the rays of the sun sharpen vinegar.
Keywords:  candles, tapered, point
give a point to; "The candles are tapered"
Keywords:  pungent, intense, pain, disease
To make more pungent and intense; as, to sharpen a pain or disease.
Keywords:  raise, pitch, musical, sound, notes
To raise, as a sound, by means of a sharp; to apply a sharp to.
raise the pitch of (musical notes)
Keywords:  grow
To grow or become sharp.
To make sharp.