Definitions for Polishˈpɒl ɪʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to make smooth and glossy, esp. by rubbing or friction.
to render finished, refined, or elegant:
to polish a speech.
(v.i.)to become smooth and glossy through polishing.
Archaic. to become refined or elegant.
polish off, to finish or dispose of quickly: to subdue or get rid of (an opponent).
to polish off a gallon of ice cream.
Category: Verb Phrase
polish up,to improve; refine.
Category: Verb Phrase
(n.)a substance used to give smoothness or gloss:
the act of polishing.
the state of being polished.
smoothness and gloss of surface.
Origin of polish:
1250–1300; < MF poliss-, long s. of polir < L polīre to polish; see -ish2
the West Slavic language of Poland.
Ref: Abbr.: Pol 2
(adj.)of or pertaining to Poland, its inhabitants, or the language Polish.
Origin of Polish:
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to clean sth with polish to make it shine
to polish the furniture/your shoes
to perfect a skill
I need to polish up my Spanish before my trip to Mexico.
a substance you rub onto sth to make it clean and shiny
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
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. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which has 9 additions to the letters of the basic Latin script. 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.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Polish' in Adjectives Frequency: #771
Translations for Polish
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
smoothness and shininess
There's a wonderful polish on this old wood.
- نُعومَه، لَمَعانArabic
- polimentoPortuguese (BR)
- der GlanzGerman
- γυαλάδα, λούστροGreek
- brillo, lustreSpanish
- gljái, glansIcelandic
- pulējums; spodrinājumsLatvian
- glans, polityr, polerad ytaSwedish
- 磨光Chinese (Trad.)
- лиск, блискUkrainian
- چکنا پن، چمکUrdu
- sự sáng bóngVietnamese
- 磨光Chinese (Simp.)
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