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, 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

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  2. Polishnoun

    the language of the Poles

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  3. Polishverb

    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. Polishverb

    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. Polishverb

    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. Polishnoun

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

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  7. Polishnoun

    anything used to produce a gloss

    Etymology: [From Pole a Polander.]

  8. Polishnoun

    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.]

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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. Christopher Beck:

    I would put nail polish on. I could have, you know, a pair of my sister's shoes on, it was like a reset, it was like a vacation for me. So I had my vacation away from Chris.

  2. Edward Szlek:

    We do not plan to invest in hard coal, as there is huge oversupply of it on the Polish market. We want definitely focus on coking coal.

  3. Cat Ellington:

    I mean, I walk around, in the privacy of my home, with my hair all over my head, ya know? I wear a washed face when I'm not out and about, and my nail polish gets chipped, ya know? I'm just Cat. I wear over-sized, holey t-shirts around the house because they're so damn sexy to me and comfy, ya know? And I just don't feel like someone who's famous. I just don't.

  4. New York Times:

    The Polish government must be told that and more: that the alliance whose protection they demand is not only about defending territory, but, perhaps more important, about defending shared values, the bill is yet another try to subordinate the court to the executive power, and we fear that it will block all cases judged by the court.

  5. Jan Chadam:

    This is a big site in a strategic location, additionally it will be used not only to take gas directed to the Polish market, but to the entire central and eastern European region.

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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
  • PolandiaIndonesian
  • 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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