|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (superl.) Having a very thin edge or fine point; of a nature to cut or pierce easily; not blunt or dull; keen.
2. (superl.) Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded; somewhat pointed or edged; peaked or ridged; as, a sharp hill; sharp features.
3. (superl.) 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.
4. (superl.) High in pitch; acute; as, a sharp note or tone.
5. (superl.) Raised a semitone in pitch; as, C sharp (C/), which is a half step, or semitone, higher than C.
6. (superl.) 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.
7. (superl.) Very trying to the feelings; piercing; keen; severe; painful; distressing; as, sharp pain, weather; a sharp and frosty air.
8. (superl.) Cutting in language or import; biting; sarcastic; cruel; harsh; rigorous; severe; as, a sharp rebuke.
9. (superl.) of keen perception; quick to discern or distinguish; having nice discrimination; acute; penetrating; sagacious; clever; as, a sharp eye; sharp sight, hearing, or judgment.
10. (superl.) Eager in pursuit; keen in quest; impatient for gratification; keen; as, a sharp appetite.
11. (superl.) Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.
12. (superl.) Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interest; close and exact in dealing; shrewd; as, a sharp dealer; a sharp customer.
13. (superl.) Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty; as, sharp sand.
14. (superl.) Steep; precipitous; abrupt; as, a sharp ascent or descent; a sharp turn or curve.
15. (superl.) Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone, without voice, as certain consonants, such as p, k, t, f; surd; nonvocal; aspirated.
16. (adv.) To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.
17. (adv.) Precisely; exactly; as, we shall start at ten o'clock sharp.
18. (n.) A sharp tool or weapon.
19. (n.) The character [/] used to indicate that the note before which it is placed is to be raised a half step, or semitone, in pitch.
20. (n.) A sharp tone or note.
21. (n.) A portion of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.
22. (n.) A sewing needle having a very slender point; a needle of the most pointed of the three grades, blunts, betweens, and sharps.
23. (n.) Same as Middlings, 1.
24. (n.) An expert.
25. (v. t.) To sharpen.
26. (v. t.) To raise above the proper pitch; to elevate the tone of; especially, to raise a half step, or semitone, above the natural tone.
27. (v. i.) To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.
28. (v. i.) To sing above the proper pitch.
Sharp (115 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:32 And he said to them, Go. And they came out, and went into the pigs; and the herd went rushing down a sharp slope into the sea and came to their end in the water. (BBE)
Matthew 19:13 Then some people took little children to him, so that he might put his hands on them in blessing: and the disciples said sharp words to them. (BBE)
Mark 5:5 And constantly, day and night, he remained among the tombs or on the hills, shrieking, and mangling himself with sharp stones. (WEY)
Mark 5:13 And he let them do it. And the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs; and the herd went rushing down a sharp slope into the sea, about two thousand of them; and they came to their death in the sea. (BBE)
Mark 10:13 And they took to him little children, so that he might put his hands on them: and the disciples said sharp words to them. (BBE)
Mark 16:14 And later he was seen by the eleven themselves while they were taking food; and he said sharp words to them because they had no faith and their hearts were hard, and because they had no belief in those who had seen him after he had come back from the dead. (BBE)
Luke 4:39 He went near her, and with a sharp word he gave orders to the disease and it went away from her; and straight away she got up and took care of their needs. (BBE)
Luke 4:41 And evil spirits came out of a number of them, crying out and saying, You are the Son of God. But he gave them sharp orders not to say a word, because they had knowledge that he was the Christ. (BBE)
Luke 8:33 And the evil spirits came out of the man and went into the pigs: and the herd went rushing down a sharp slope into the water and came to destruction. (BBE)
Luke 9:42 And while he was coming, he was pushed violently down and twisted by the evil spirit. But Jesus gave sharp orders to the unclean spirit, and made the boy well, and gave him back to his father. (BBE)
Luke 9:55 But turning round he said sharp words to them. (BBE)
Luke 17:3 Give attention to yourselves: if your brother does wrong, say a sharp word to him; and if he has sorrow for his sin, let him have forgiveness. (BBE)
Luke 18:15 And they took their children to him, so that he might put his hands on them: but when the disciples saw it, they said sharp words to them (BBE)
Acts 4:21 And when they had said more sharp words to them, they let them go, not seeing what punishment they might give them, because of the people; for all men were giving praise to God for what had taken place. (BBE)
Acts 15:2 Therefore when Paul and Barnabas had no small discord and discussion with them, they appointed Paul and Barnabas, and some others of them, to go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders about this question. (See NIV)
Acts 15:39 Then the contention grew so sharp that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away to Cyprus, (WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Corinthians 13:10 For this cause I write these things while absent, that I may not deal sharply when present, according to the authority which the Lord gave me for building up, and not for tearing down. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitter, sharp and angry feeling, and noise, and evil words, be put away from you, with all unkind acts; (BBE)
1 Timothy 5:1 Never administer a sharp reprimand to a man older than yourself; but entreat him as if he were your father, and the younger men as brothers; (WEY BBE DBY NAS)
1 Timothy 5:20 Say sharp words to sinners when all are present, so that the rest may be in fear. (BBE)
2 Timothy 4:2 Be preaching the word at all times, in every place; make protests, say sharp words, give comfort, with long waiting and teaching; (BBE)
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. For this cause, reprove them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 2:23 To sharp words he gave no sharp answer; when he was undergoing pain, no angry word came from his lips; but he put himself into the hands of the judge of righteousness: (BBE)
Revelation 1:16 He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 2:12 "To the angel of the assembly in Pergamum write: "He who has the sharp two-edged sword says these things: (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 3:19 To all those who are dear to me, I give sharp words and punishment: then with all your heart have sorrow for your evil ways. (BBE)
Revelation 14:14 I looked, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud one sitting like a son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 14:17 Another angel came out from the temple which is in heaven. He also had a sharp sickle. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 14:18 Another angel came out from the altar, he who has power over fire, and he called with a great voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Send forth your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for the earth's grapes are fully ripe!" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 19:15 Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 42:7 And Joseph seeth his brethren, and discerneth them, and maketh himself strange unto them, and speaketh with them sharp things, and saith unto them, 'From whence have ye come?' and they say, 'From the land of Canaan -- to buy food.' (YLT)
Genesis 42:30 The man, the lord of the land, hath spoken with us sharp things, and maketh us as spies of the land; (YLT)
Genesis 49:7 Cursed 'is' their anger, for 'it is' fierce, And their wrath, for 'it is' sharp; I divide them in Jacob, And I scatter them in Israel. (YLT)
Exodus 4:25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me. (KJV BBE WBS)
Exodus 20:25 And if thou make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone; for if thou lift up thy sharp tool upon it, thou hast profaned it. (DBY)
Numbers 8:7 And this is how you are to make them clean: let the holy water which takes away sin be put on them, and let the hair all over their bodies be cut off with a sharp blade, and let their clothing be washed and their bodies made clean. (BBE)
Numbers 11:5 Sweet is the memory of the fish we had in Egypt for nothing, and the fruit and green plants of every sort, sharp and pleasing to the taste: (BBE)
Deuteronomy 32:41 If I make sharp my shining sword, and my hand is outstretched for judging, I will give punishment to those who are against me, and their right reward to my haters. (BBE DBY YLT NAS NIV)
Joshua 5:2 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time. (KJV WBS)
Joshua 5:3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. (KJV WBS)
Judges 8:1 The men of Ephraim said to him, "Why have you treated us this way, that you didn't call us, when you went to fight with Midian?" They rebuked him sharply. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS NIV)
Judges 8:7 Then Gideon said, Because of this, when the Lord has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hands, I will have you stretched on a bed of thorns of the waste land and on sharp stems, and have you crushed as grain is crushed on a grain-floor. (BBE)
Judges 8:16 Then he took the responsible men of the town and had them crushed on a bed of thorns and sharp stems. (BBE)
Ruth 2:16 And let some heads of grain be pulled out of what has been corded up, and dropped for her to take, and let no sharp word be said to her. (BBE)
1 Samuel 13:20 but all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his plowshare, mattock, axe, and sickle; (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Samuel 14:4 And between the passages, by which Jonathan sought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison, there was a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh. (KJV BBE DBY WBS NAS)
2 Samuel 12:31 He brought forth the people who were therein, and put them under saws, and under iron picks, and under axes of iron, and made them pass through the brick kiln: and he did so to all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. (See NAS)
1 Kings 14:6 And it cometh to pass, at Ahijah's hearing the sound of her feet 'as' she came in to the opening, that he saith, 'Come in, wife of Jeroboam, why is this -- thou art making thyself strange? and I am sent unto thee 'with' a sharp thing: (YLT)
1 Chronicles 20:3 He brought forth the people who were therein, and cut them with saws, and with iron picks, and with axes. David did so to all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. (See NAS)
2 Chronicles 10:4 Thy father made our yoke sharp, and now, make light 'somewhat' of the sharp service of thy father, and of his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we serve thee.' (YLT)
Job 2:8 And he took a broken bit of a pot, and, seated in the dust, was rubbing himself with the sharp edge of it. (BBE)
Job 16:9 He has torn me in his wrath, and persecuted me. He has gnashed on me with his teeth. My adversary sharpens his eyes on me. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Job 26:11 The pillars of heaven are shaking, and are overcome by his sharp words. (BBE)
Job 41:30 His undersides are like sharp potsherds, leaving a trail in the mud like a threshing sledge. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 7:12 If a man doesn't relent, he will sharpen his sword; he has bent and strung his bow. (Root in WEB BBE DBY YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 7:13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; He maketh his arrows fiery'shafts . (See JPS)
Psalms 9:5 You have said sharp words to the nations, you have sent destruction on the sinners, you have put an end to their name for ever and ever. (BBE)
Psalms 38:14 So I was like a man whose ears are shut, and in whose mouth there are no sharp words. (BBE)
Psalms 44:16 Because of the voice of him who says sharp and bitter words; because of the hater and him who is the instrument of punishment. (BBE)
Psalms 45:5 Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king's enemies. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 52:2 Your tongue plots destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, but they were sharp swords. (BBE)
Psalms 57:4 My soul is among lions. I lie among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 64:3 who sharpen their tongue like a sword, and aim their arrows, deadly words, (Root in WEB BBE DBY YLT NAS NIV)
Psalms 68:30 Say sharp words to the beast among the water-plants, the band of strong ones, with the lords of the peoples, put an end to the people whose delight is in war. (BBE)
Psalms 69:7 I have been wounded with sharp words because of you; my face has been covered with shame. (BBE)
Psalms 120:4 Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent. Viper's poison is under their lips. Selah. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 1:4 To make the simple-minded sharp, and to give the young man knowledge, and serious purpose: (BBE)
Proverbs 1:23 Be turned again by my sharp words: see, I will send the flow of my spirit on you, and make my words clear to you. (BBE)
Proverbs 1:25 You were not controlled by my guiding, and would have nothing to do with my sharp words: (BBE)
Proverbs 3:12 For to those who are dear to him the Lord says sharp words, and makes the son in whom he has delight undergo pain. (BBE)
Proverbs 5:4 But in the end she is as bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a two-edged sword. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 9:7 He who gives teaching to a man of pride gets shame for himself; he who says sharp words to a sinner gets a bad name. (BBE)
Proverbs 9:8 Do not say sharp words to a man of pride, or he will have hate for you; make them clear to a wise man, and you will be dear to him. (BBE)
Proverbs 12:16 A foolish man lets his trouble be openly seen, but a sharp man keeps shame secret. (BBE)
Proverbs 12:23 A sharp man keeps back his knowledge; but the heart of foolish men makes clear their foolish thoughts. (BBE)
Proverbs 13:1 A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words. (BBE)
Proverbs 13:8 A man will give his wealth in exchange for his life; but the poor will not give ear to sharp words. (BBE)
Proverbs 13:16 A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts. (BBE)
Proverbs 19:25 When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense; say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him. (BBE)
Proverbs 20:30 Stripes that wound cleanse away evil; And strokes reach the innermost parts. (See JPS)
Proverbs 22:3 The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble. (BBE)
Proverbs 24:25 But those who say sharp words to him will have delight, and a blessing of good will come on them. (BBE)
Proverbs 25:12 Like a nose-ring of gold and an ornament of the best gold, is a wise man who says sharp words to an ear ready to give attention. (BBE)
Proverbs 25:18 A man who gives false testimony against his neighbor is like a club, a sword, or a sharp arrow. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 27:12 The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble. (BBE)
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 29:1 A man hating sharp words and making his heart hard, will suddenly be broken and will not be made well again. (BBE)
Proverbs 29:15 The rod and sharp words give wisdom: but a child who is not guided is a cause of shame to his mother. (BBE)
Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the axe is blunt, and one doesn't sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but skill brings success. (Root in WEB BBE YLT NAS NIV)
Song of Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal on thy heart, as a seal on thine arm, For strong as death is love, Sharp as Sheol is jealousy, Its burnings 'are' burnings of fire, a flame of Jah! (YLT)
Isaiah 5:28 whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent. Their horses' hoofs will be like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 14:3 And it hath come to pass, In the day of Jehovah's giving rest to thee, From thy grief, and from thy trouble, And from the sharp bondage, That hath been served upon thee, (YLT)
Isaiah 21:15 For they are in flight from the sharp sword, and the bent bow, and from the trouble of war. (BBE)
Isaiah 27:8 In measure, in sending it forth, thou strivest with it, He hath taken away by His sharp wind, In the day of an east wind, (YLT)
Isaiah 28:27 For the dill are not threshed with a sharp instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned over the cumin; but the dill is beaten out with a stick, and the cumin with a rod. (WEB ASV BBE YLT)
Isaiah 28:28 Bread grain is ground; for he will not be always threshing it: and though the wheel of his cart and his horses scatter it, he doth not grind it. (See JPS)
Isaiah 41:15 Behold, I have made you into a new sharp threshing instrument with teeth. You will thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and will make the hills like chaff. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)