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Definitions of sharp:
  • noun:   a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point
  • noun:   a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • adjective:   raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    Example: "C sharp"
  • adjective:   harsh
    Example: "Sharp criticism"
  • adjective:   having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing
    Example: "A sharp knife"
  • adjective:   keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point
    Example: "A sharp pain"
  • adjective:   quick and forceful
    Example: "A sharp blow"
  • adjective:   very sudden and in great amount or degree
    Example: "A sharp drop in the stock market"
  • adjective:   marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
  • adjective:   (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    Example: "A sharp photographic image"
  • adjective:   high-pitched and sharp
  • adjective:   very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation
    Example: "Of sharp and active intellect"
  • adjective:   ending in a sharp point
  • adjective:   extremely steep
    Example: "A sharp drop"
  • adjective:   sour or bitter in taste
  • adjective:   having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    Example: "As sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"
  • adverb:   changing suddenly in direction and degree
    Example: "The road twists sharply after the light"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 3030 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #332)

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See sharp used in context: 16 poetry verses, 68 Shakespeare works, 2 quotations, 19 Bible passages, 355 definitions

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