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Meaning of sharp

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      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},
      2: ending in a sharp point [syn: {acuate}, {acute}, {sharp},
      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},
      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},
      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

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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