Definitions for Polish
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Polish.
polish, gloss, glossiness, burnishnoun
the property of being smooth and shiny
polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finishnoun
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, shineverb
make (a surface) shine
"shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
polish, refine, fine-tune, downverb
improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
"refine one's style of writing"
polish, round, round off, polish up, brush upverb
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: poli, polissure, Fr. from the verb.
Not to mention what a huge column of granite cost in the quarry, only consider the great difficulty of hewing it into any form, and of giving it the due turn, proportion and polish. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.
Another prism of clearer glass and better polish seemed free from veins. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
What are these wond’rous civilising arts,
This Roman polish, and this smooth behaviour,
That render man thus tractable and tame? Joseph Addison, Cato.
Etymology: polio, Lat. polir, Fr.
He setteth to finish his work, and polisheth it perfectly. Eccl.
Pygmalion, with fatal art,
Polish’d the form that stung his heart George Granville.
Studious they appear
Of arts that polish life, inventors rare. John Milton.
Bid soft science polish Britain’s heroes. Irene.
To answer to the act of polishing; to receive a gloss.
It is reported by the ancients, that there was a kind of steel, which would polish almost as white and bright as silver. Francis Bacon.
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
Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pō′lish, adj. relating to Poland or to its people.
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Polish' in Adjectives Frequency: #771
The numerical value of Polish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Polish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Poland will provide the basing and infrastructure to support a military presence of about 1,000 American troops. The Polish government will build these projects at no cost to the United States. The Polish government will pay for this.
She calmed down because we got to talking about nail polish. She had on pink and I had on Easter purple.
Indeed, the recent talks between Raytheon (and Poland) are very, very promising and one may say that a breakthrough has taken place, raytheon has agreed to our minimal condition aimed at securing that at least 50 percent of the money which is to be spent of the Patriot system (Raytheon's missile defense system) would be spent on works done by Polish plants.
This film has been like a shock to Polish society and has managed to create real social awareness of a subject that has been very taboo in Poland.
It has a smooth surface, a high polish, that doesn’t occur naturally. It doesn’t occur by accident. Someone has to sit and grind the edge in order to make an axe.
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Translations for Polish
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- لمع, البولندية ، مدغشقر 2005Arabic
- leštit, leštidloCzech
- pudse, glathed, glatte, politur, glans, elegance, pudsecreme, forfinelse, polere, blankeDanish
- perfektionieren, wichsen, Politur, Glanz, polieren, polnisch German
- Πολωνικά Greek
- poluri, polurilo, poluroEsperanto
- pulir, acicalar, polaco Spanish
- پولیش کردن, پولیشPersian
- kiillotusaine, tyyli, hioa, kehittää, puunata, [[kiillottaa]] [[kenkiä]], kiillote, selkeys, kiillottaa, parannella, kiilto, tasaisuus, lankata, viimeistelyFinnish
- vernis, polir, polonais French
- lìomhScottish Gaelic
- políroz, kifényesítHungarian
- lustrar, lisiar, polir, furbirInterlingua
- cirajizar, briligar, polisarIdo
- lustrare, brillantare, lucidare, levigatezza, cera, raffinatezza, lucidità, levigare, lucentezza, brillantezza, lucido, perfezionare, smussare, polacco Italian
- 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, wygładzać, polski Polish
- polir, polimento, polonês Portuguese
- полировать, шлифовать, польский Russian
- glans, polityr, finess, polera, putsa, polish, polermedel, putsmedelSwedish
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