Definitions for Polishˈpɒl ɪʃ
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polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish(noun)
the property of being smooth and shiny
polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish(noun)
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
a preparation used in polishing
the Slavic language of Poland
of or relating to Poland or its people or culture
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine(verb)
make (a surface) shine
"shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
polish, refine, fine-tune, down(verb)
improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
"refine one's style of writing"
polish, round, round off, polish up, brush up(verb)
bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
"polish your social manners"
Of, from or native to Poland, or relating to the Polish language.
The language spoken in Poland.
A substance used to polish.
A good silver polish will remove tarnish easily.
Cleanliness; smoothness, shininess.
The floor was waxed to a high polish.
Refinement; cleanliness in performance or presentation.
The lecturer showed a lot of polish at his last talk.
To shine; to make a surface very smooth or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding.
He polished up the chrome until it gleamed.
To refine; remove imperfections from.
The band has polished its performance since the last concert.
To apply shoe polish to shoes.
of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants
the language of the Poles
to make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc
hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners
to become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well
a smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster
anything used to produce a gloss
fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners
Origin: [From Pole a Polander.]
Polish is a Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland and the native language of the Poles. It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages. Polish is the official language of Poland, but it is also used throughout the world by Polish minorities in other countries. It is one of the official languages of the European Union. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script. Polish is closely related to Kashubian, Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian, Czech and Slovak. Although the Austrian, German and Russian administrations exerted much pressure on the Polish nation following the Partitions of Poland, which resulted in attempts to suppress the Polish language, a rich literature has regardless developed over the centuries and the language currently has the largest number of speakers of the West Slavic group. It is also the second most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian and just ahead of Ukrainian, which comes third. In history, Polish is known to be an important language, both diplomatically and academically in Central and Eastern Europe.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Polish' in Adjectives Frequency: #771
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others
We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
The Polish state's intention is to investigate and establish the truth in this case.
Russia's overdue rent is much, much higher than that of the Polish consulate in St. Petersburg.
We will not kick those who have fallen ... We need to show that Polish public life can be different.
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Translations for Polish
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- leštit, leštidloCzech
- pudse, glathed, glatte, politur, glans, elegance, pudsecreme, forfinelse, polere, blankeDanish
- perfektionieren, wichsen, Politur, Glanz, polierenGerman
- poluri, polurilo, poluroEsperanto
- pulir, acicalarSpanish
- پولیش کردن, پولیشPersian
- kiillotusaine, tyyli, hioa, kehittää, puunata, [[kiillottaa]] [[kenkiä]], kiillote, selkeys, kiillottaa, parannella, kiilto, tasaisuus, lankata, viimeistelyFinnish
- vernis, polirFrench
- lìomhScottish Gaelic
- políroz, kifényesítHungarian
- lustrar, lisiar, polir, furbirInterlingua
- cirajizar, briligar, polisarIdo
- lustrare, brillantare, lucidare, levigatezza, cera, raffinatezza, lucidità, levigare, lucentezza, brillantezza, lucido, perfezionare, smussareItalian
- 磨く, 光沢, つや, 清潔, 艶, 平ら, 綺麗, 輝き, 研ぐ, 清らか, 洗練する, 洗練, 研磨剤, 平坦Japanese
- whakapiata, whakamahine, whakamaheniMāori
- polijsten, glans, oppoetsen, poetsmiddel, poetsen, poetsDutch
- náyiishį́į́hNavajo, Navaho
- połysk, polerować, wygładzaćPolish
- polir, polimentoPortuguese
- полировать, шлифоватьRussian
- glans, polityr, finess, polera, putsa, polish, polermedel, putsmedelSwedish
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