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Meaning of FURBISH

Pronunciation:  'furbish

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"

FURBISH is a 7 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: buff, burnish, flush
 See Also: polish, shine, smooth, smoothen



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fur"bish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furbished}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Furbishing}.] [OE. forbischen, OF. forbir, furbir,
fourbir, F. fourbir, fr. OHG. furban to clean. See {-ish}.]
To rub or scour to brightness; to clean; to burnish; as, to
furbish a sword or spear. --Shak.

      Furbish new the name of John a Gaunt.    --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
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