a.1.Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants.
v. t.1.To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Polished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Polishing.]
2.Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
To polish off
to finish completely, as an adversary.
- W. H. Russell.
v. i.1.To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.
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.
Noun1.Polishpolish - the property of being smooth and shiny
2.polish - 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
3.polish - a preparation used in polishing
4.Polish - the Slavic language of Poland
Verb1.polish - (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
Synonyms: smooth, smoothen, shine
2.polish - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
Synonyms: fine-tune, refine, down
3.polish - bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"
Adj.1.Polish - of or relating to Poland or its people or culture; "Polish sausage"
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