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. Ferdinandas Petkevicius:

    The only thing we didn't do to prepare the goat for the pageant is we didn't polish its nails - because we thought of it too late.

  2. Olga Tokarczuk:

    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.

  3. Roman Polanski:

    I am here mainly for preparations for a film I want to make this year, i know that an extradition request has come and of course I will undergo the procedure and we will see. I trust the Polish judiciary system. I hope everything will be all right.

  4. Robert Winnicki:

    We want to build a force, which lefties, liberals, and faggots are afraid of. We want to build a Polish national force.

  5. Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Kukies:

    The Polish finance minister announced an absolute veto against any additional taxation of coal, the Maltese finance minister pointed out that the idea of higher taxes for flights would be against the interests of any island country such as his country.

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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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