What does Polish mean?

Definitions for Polish
ˈpɒl ɪʃPol·ish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Polish.

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

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  2. Polish(noun)

    the language of the Poles

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  3. Polish(verb)

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

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  5. Polish(verb)

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

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  6. Polish(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  7. Polish(noun)

    anything used to produce a gloss

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  8. Polish(noun)

    fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce Polish?

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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. Patrick Dempsey:

    We have a polish and another rewrite to go and we’ll see where we’re at. But we are getting a lot of interest. I do feel that we have a show, we will probably do eight to 10 episodes and this is being produced with Sundance Channel. There’s been interest with other cable companies that have come in and helped co-finance.

  2. Antoni Macierewicz:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Witold Waszczykowski:

    We will be suing the Russian investigation in Strasbourg for dragging its feet, we will sue Russia in arbitration tribunals over withholding Polish property ... so that we get Russia convicted and ordered to give us back the property.

  5. Jaroslaw Janecki:

    We had expected a deterioration in sentiment (in Poland) due to a more adverse situation on financial markets and as a result of the cut in the Polish rating, these two factors for sure had an impact on the assessment of the situation by those who participated in the poll.

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Translations for Polish

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  • 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
  • PoloniaeLatin
  • whakapiata, whakamahine, whakamaheniMāori
  • polijsten, glans, oppoetsen, poetsmiddel, poetsen, poetsDutch
  • pusseNorwegian
  • náyiishį́į́hNavajo, Navaho
  • połysk, polerować, wygładzaćPolish
  • polir, polimentoPortuguese
  • полировать, шлифоватьRussian
  • glans, polityr, finess, polera, putsa, polish, polermedel, putsmedelSwedish

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