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

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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. Incumbent Andrzej Duda:

    If the Polish parliament decides on such a solution... I of course will agree to such a solution, I am not going to argue with the will of parliament.

  2. Neil Postman:

    Because he did not have time to read every new book in his field, the great Polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski used a simple and efficient method of deciding which ones were worth his attention: Upon receiving a new book, he immediately checked the index to see if his name was cited, and how often. The more "Malinowski" the more compelling the book. No "Malinowski," and he doubted the subject of the book was anthropology at all.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Poland will provide the basing and infrastructure to support a military presence of about 1,000 American troops. The Polish government will build these projects at no cost to the United States. The Polish government will pay for this.

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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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