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"
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
Origin: [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
Examples of polish in a Sentence
It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others
20/20 hindsight only proves you know how to polish a rear view mirror
We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure.
The Polish state's intention is to investigate and establish the truth in this case.
Russia's overdue rent is much, much higher than that of the Polish consulate in St. Petersburg.
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Translations for polish
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- 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
- whakapiata, whakamahine, whakamaheniMāori
- polijsten, glans, oppoetsen, poetsmiddel, poetsen, poetsDutch
- náyiishį́į́hNavajo, Navaho
- połysk, polerować, wygładzaćPolish
- polir, polimentoPortuguese
- полировать, шлифоватьRussian
- glans, polityr, finess, polera, putsa, polish, polermedel, putsmedelSwedish
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