Definitions for Polishˈpɒl ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish(noun)

    the property of being smooth and shiny

  2. 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

  3. polish(noun)

    a preparation used in polishing

  4. Polish(adj)

    the Slavic language of Poland

  5. Polish(verb)

    of or relating to Poland or its people or culture

    "Polish sausage"

  6. polish, smooth, smoothen, shine(verb)

    make (a surface) shine

    "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"

  7. polish, refine, fine-tune, down(verb)

    improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

    "refine one's style of writing"

  8. polish, round, round off, polish up, brush up(verb)

    bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

    "polish your social manners"

Wiktionary

  1. Polish(Adjective)

    Of, from or native to Poland, or relating to the Polish language.

  2. Polish(ProperNoun)

    The language spoken in Poland.

  3. polish(Noun)

    A substance used to polish.

    A good silver polish will remove tarnish easily.

  4. polish(Noun)

    Cleanliness; smoothness, shininess.

    The floor was waxed to a high polish.

  5. polish(Noun)

    Refinement; cleanliness in performance or presentation.

    The lecturer showed a lot of polish at his last talk.

  6. polish(Verb)

    To shine; to make a surface very smooth or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding.

    He polished up the chrome until it gleamed.

  7. polish(Verb)

    To refine; remove imperfections from.

    The band has polished its performance since the last concert.

  8. polish(Verb)

    To apply shoe polish to shoes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polish(adj)

    of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants

  2. Polish(noun)

    the language of the Poles

  3. Polish(verb)

    to make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc

  4. Polish(verb)

    hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners

  5. Polish(verb)

    to become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well

  6. Polish(noun)

    a smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster

  7. Polish(noun)

    anything used to produce a gloss

  8. Polish(noun)

    fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners

  9. Origin: [From Pole a Polander.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Polish

    pō′lish, adj. relating to Poland or to its people.

  2. Polish

    pol′ish, v.t. to make smooth and glossy by rubbing: to refine: to make elegant.—v.i. to become smooth and glossy.—n. a smooth, glossy surface: refinement of manners: anything used to produce a polish.—adjs. Pol′ishable; Pol′ished, made smooth by rubbing: trained to act with great fineness and exactness: refined: polite.—ns. Pol′isher, one who, or that which, polishes; Pol′ishing-paste, polishing material made in the form of paste; Pol′ishing-pow′der, polishing material made in the form of powder, as whiting, diamond-dust, &c.; Pol′ishing-slate, a mineral used for polishing glass, marble, and metals, composed chiefly of silica, with a little alumina, lime, oxide of iron, and water; Pol′ishment. [O. Fr. polir, polissant—L. polīre, to make to shine.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Polish' in Adjectives Frequency: #771

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Polish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Polish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michel de Montaigne:

    It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others

  2. John Dryden:

    We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.

  3. Marcin Wojciechowski:

    The Polish state's intention is to investigate and establish the truth in this case.

  4. Grzegorz Schetyna:

    Russia's overdue rent is much, much higher than that of the Polish consulate in St. Petersburg.

  5. Lech Kaczynski:

    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

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لمعArabic
  • 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
  • 닥다Korean
  • 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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