What does Polish mean?

Definitions for Polish
ˈpɒl ɪʃPol·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polish, gloss, glossiness, burnishnoun

    the property of being smooth and shiny

  2. 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

  3. polishnoun

    a preparation used in polishing

  4. Polishadjective

    the Slavic language of Poland

  5. Polishverb

    of or relating to Poland or its people or culture

    "Polish sausage"

  6. polish, smooth, smoothen, shineverb

    make (a surface) shine

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

  7. polish, refine, fine-tune, downverb

    improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

    "refine one's style of writing"

  8. polish, round, round off, polish up, brush upverb

    bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

    "polish your social manners"

Wiktionary

  1. Polishadjective

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

  2. Polishnoun

    The language spoken in Poland.

  3. polishnoun

    A substance used to polish.

    A good silver polish will remove tarnish easily.

  4. polishnoun

    Cleanliness; smoothness, shininess.

    The floor was waxed to a high polish.

  5. polishnoun

    Refinement; cleanliness in performance or presentation.

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

  6. polishverb

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

    He polished up the chrome until it gleamed.

  7. polishverb

    To refine; remove imperfections from.

    The band has polished its performance since the last concert.

  8. polishverb

    To apply shoe polish to shoes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polishadjective

    of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants

  2. Polishnoun

    the language of the Poles

  3. Polishverb

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

  4. Polishverb

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

  5. Polishverb

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

  6. Polishnoun

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

  7. Polishnoun

    anything used to produce a gloss

  8. Polishnoun

    fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners

  9. Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of Polish in a Sentence

  1. George Gelber:

    Polish Jews were Polish Jews, and it was mostly partying, and having a good time. And actually, politics was really not on the horizon. And as far as I'm concerned, there is an issue of anti-Semitism that came up later. That, for myself, was essentially nonexistent. And so that was not an issue. Obviously, I knew that I was Jewish, and my friends knew that I was Jewish. But it was not a problem.

  2. Mateusz Morawiecki:

    Sealing the Polish border is our national interest. But today the stability and security of European Union is at stake, this hybrid attack of The Lukashenko regime is aimed at all of us. We will not be intimidated and will defend peace in Europe with our partners from NATO and European Union.

  3. Olga Tokarczuk:

    The prize goes to eastern Europe, which is unusual, incredible. For me as a Polish, it shows that despite all those problems with democracy in my country we still have something to say to the world, ...I would like to tell my friends, people in Poland, let's vote in a right way for democracy.

  4. Ben Carson:

    I can name a lot of people in politics who have been there all their lives. You probably wouldn't want them to polish your shoe, we need to be smart enough to think for ourselves.

  5. Peter Hiscock:

    This fragment is small, but it’s very distinctive, 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
  • PolandiaIndonesian
  • 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
  • 닥다Korean
  • PoloniaeLatin
  • whakapiata, whakamahine, whakamaheniMāori
  • polijsten, glans, oppoetsen, poetsmiddel, poetsen, poetsDutch
  • pusseNorwegian
  • náyiishį́į́hNavajo, Navaho
  • połysk, polerować, wygładzać, polski Polish
  • polir, polimento, polonês Portuguese
  • полировать, шлифовать, польский Russian
  • glans, polityr, finess, polera, putsa, polish, polermedel, putsmedelSwedish
  • 波蘭Chinese

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