The difference between Above-board and Sharp

When used as adverbs, above-board means honestly, whereas sharp means to a point or edge.

When used as adjectives, above-board means in open sight, whereas sharp means able to cut easily.

Sharp is also noun with the meaning: the symbol ♯, placed after the name of a note in the key signature or before a note on the staff to indicate that the note is to be played a semitone higher.

Sharp is also verb with the meaning: to raise the pitch of a note half a step making a natural note a sharp.

check bellow for the other definitions of Above-board and Sharp

  1. Above-board as an adjective:

    In open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception.


    "Fair and aboveboard."

  1. Above-board as an adverb:

    Honestly; openly.

  1. Sharp as an adjective:

    Able to cut easily.


    "I keep my knives sharp so that they don't slip unexpectedly while carving."

  2. Sharp as an adjective (colloquial):



    "My nephew is a sharp lad; he can count to 100 in six languages, and he's only five years old."

  3. Sharp as an adjective:

    Terminating in a point or edge; not obtuse or rounded.


    "Ernest made the pencil too sharp and accidentally stabbed himself with it."

    "a sharp hill;  a face with sharp features"

  4. Sharp as an adjective (music):

    Higher than usual by one semitone (denoted by the symbol after the name of the note).

  5. Sharp as an adjective (music):

    Higher in pitch than required.


    "The orchestra's third violin several times was sharp about an eighth of a tone."

  6. Sharp as an adjective:

    Having an intense, acrid flavour.


    "Milly couldn't stand sharp cheeses when she was pregnant, because they made her nauseated."

  7. Sharp as an adjective:

    Sudden and intense.


    "A pregnant woman during labor normally experiences a number of sharp contractions."

  8. Sharp as an adjective (colloquial):

    Illegal or dishonest.


    "Michael had a number of sharp ventures that he kept off the books."

  9. Sharp as an adjective (colloquial):

    Keenly or unduly attentive to one's own interests; shrewd.


    "a sharp dealer;  a sharp customer"

  10. Sharp as an adjective:

    Exact, precise, accurate; keen.


    "You'll need sharp aim to make that shot."

  11. Sharp as an adjective:

    Offensive, critical, or acrimonious.


    "'sharp criticism; When the two rivals met, first there were sharp words, and then a fight broke out."

  12. Sharp as an adjective (colloquial):

    Stylish or attractive.


    "You look so sharp in that tuxedo!"

  13. Sharp as an adjective:

    Observant; alert; acute.


    "Keep a sharp watch on the prisoners. I don't want them to escape!"

  14. Sharp as an adjective:

    Forming a small angle; forming an angle of less than ninety degrees.


    "Drive down Main for three quarters of a mile, then make a sharp right turn onto Pine."

  15. Sharp as an adjective:

    Steep; precipitous; abrupt.


    "a sharp ascent or descent;  a sharp turn or curve"

  16. Sharp as an adjective (mathematics, of a statement):

    Said of as extreme a value as possible.


    "Sure, any planar graph can be five-colored. But that result is not sharp: in fact, any planar graph can be four-colored. ''That'' is sharp: the same can't be said for any lower number."

  17. Sharp as an adjective (chess):

    Tactical; risky.

  18. Sharp as an adjective:

    Piercing; keen; severe; painful.


    "a sharp pain;  the sharp and frosty winter air"

  19. Sharp as an adjective:

    Eager or keen in pursuit; impatient for gratification.


    "a sharp appetite"

  20. Sharp as an adjective (obsolete):

    Fierce; ardent; fiery; violent; impetuous.

  21. Sharp as an adjective:

    Composed of hard, angular grains; gritty.

  22. Sharp as an adjective (phonetics, dated):

    Uttered in a whisper, or with the breath alone; aspirated; unvoiced.

  1. Sharp as an adverb:

    To a point or edge; piercingly; eagerly; sharply.


    "rfquotek M. Arnold"

  2. Sharp as an adverb (notcomp):



    "I'll see you at twelve o'clock sharp."

  3. Sharp as an adverb (music):

    In a higher pitch than is correct or desirable.


    "I didn't enjoy the concert much because the tenor kept going sharp on the high notes."

  1. Sharp as a noun (music):

    The symbol ♯, placed after the name of a note in the key signature or before a note on the staff to indicate that the note is to be played a semitone higher.


    "The pitch pipe sounded out a perfect F♯ (F sharp)."

    "Transposition frequently is harder to read because of all the sharps and flats on the staff."

  2. Sharp as a noun (music):

    A note that is played a semitone higher than usual; denoted by the name of the note that is followed by the symbol ♯.

  3. Sharp as a noun (music):

    A note that is sharp in a particular key.


    "The piece was difficult to read after it had been transposed, since in the new key many notes were sharps."

  4. Sharp as a noun (music):

    The scale having a particular sharp note as its tonic.


    "Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" is written in C♯ minor (C sharp minor.)"

  5. Sharp as a noun (usually, _, in the plural):

    Something that is sharp.


    "Place sharps in the specially marked red container for safe disposal."

  6. Sharp as a noun:

    A sharp tool or weapon.

  7. Sharp as a noun (medicine):

    A hypodermic syringe.

  8. Sharp as a noun (medicine, dated):

    A scalpel or other edged instrument used in surgery.

  9. Sharp as a noun:

    A dishonest person; a cheater.


    "The casino kept in the break room a set of pictures of known sharps for the bouncers to see."

    "This usage is often classified as variant spelling of ''[[shark]]'', and unrelated to the 'pointed' or 'cutting' meanings of ''sharp''."

  10. Sharp as a noun:

    Part of a stream where the water runs very rapidly.


    "rfquotek Charles Kingsley"

  11. Sharp as a noun:

    A sewing needle with a very slender point, more pointed than a blunt or a between.

  12. Sharp as a noun (in the plural):

    Fine particles of husk mixed with coarse particle of flour of cereals; middlings.

  13. Sharp as a noun (slang, dated):

    An expert.

  14. Sharp as a noun:

    A sharpie (member of Australian gangs of the 1960s and 1970s).

  1. Sharp as a verb (music):

    To raise the pitch of a note half a step making a natural note a sharp.


    "That new musician must be tone deaf: he sharped half the notes of the song!"

  2. Sharp as a verb:

    To play tricks in bargaining; to act the sharper.


    "rfquotek L'Estrange"