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Meaning of POLISH

Pronunciation:  'pâlish, 'powlish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the property of being smooth and shiny
  2. [n]  the Slavic language of Poland
  3. [n]  a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  4. [n]  a preparation used in polishing
  5. [adj]  of or relating to Poland or its people or culture; "Polish sausage"
  6. [v]  bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"
  7. [v]  improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
  8. [v]  (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
 

POLISH is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: brush up, burnish, cultivation, culture, down, fine-tune, finish, gloss, glossiness, polish up, refine, refinement, round, round off, shine, smooth, smoothen
 
 See Also: ameliorate, amend, beautify, better, blacking, buff, burnish, civilise, civilize, cultivate, educate, effulgence, embellish, flawlessness, flush, formulation, French polish, furbish, glaze, gloss, hone, improve, meliorate, ne plus ultra, perfect, perfection, preparation, prettify, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, rub, school, shine, shoe polish, Simoniz, Simonize, Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language, sleek, slick, smoothness, train

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pol"ish\, a. [From {Pole} a Polander.]
    Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants. -- n. The
    language of the Poles.
    
    
  2. \Pol"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polished}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Polishing}.] [F. polir, L. polire. Cf. {Polite}, {-ish}]
    1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to
       burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass,
       marble, metals, etc.
    
    2. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or
       rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish
       life or manners. --Milton.
    
    {To polish off}, to finish completely, as an adversary.
       [Slang] --W. H. Russell.
    
    
  3. \Pol"ish\, v. i.
    To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to
    take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.
    --Bacon.
    
    
  4. \Pol"ish\, n.
    1. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a
       gloss or luster.
    
             Another prism of clearer glass and better polish.
                                                   --Sir I.
                                                   Newton.
    
    2. Anything used to produce a gloss.
    
    3. Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.
    
             This Roman polish and this smooth behavior.
                                                   --Addison.
    
    
 
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