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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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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