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polish


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Polish  \Pol"ish\,  a.  [From  {Pole}  a  Polander.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Poland  or  its  inhabitants.  --  n.  The 
  language  of  the  Poles. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Polish  \Pol"ish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Polished};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Polishing}.]  [F.  polir,  L.  polire.  Cf  {Polite},  {-ish}] 
  1.  To  make  smooth  and  glossy,  usually  by  friction;  to 
  burnish;  to  overspread  with  luster;  as  to  polish  glass, 
  marble,  metals,  etc 
 
  2.  Hence  to  refine;  to  wear  off  the  rudeness,  coarseness,  or 
  rusticity  of  to  make  elegant  and  polite;  as  to  polish 
  life  or  manners.  --Milton. 
 
  {To  polish  off},  to  finish  completely,  as  an  adversary. 
  [Slang]  --W.  H.  Russell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Polish  \Pol"ish\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  smooth,  as  from  friction;  to  receive  a  gloss;  to 
  take  a  smooth  and  glossy  surface;  as  steel  polishes  well 
  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Polish  \Pol"ish\,  n. 
  1.  A  smooth,  glossy  surface,  usually  produced  by  friction;  a 
  gloss  or  luster. 
 
  Another  prism  of  clearer  glass  and  better  polish. 
  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  2.  Anything  used  to  produce  a  gloss. 
 
  3.  Fig.:  Refinement;  elegance  of  manners. 
 
  This  Roman  polish  and  this  smooth  behavior. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Polish 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  Poland  or  its  people  or  culture;  "Polish 
  sausage"  [syn:  {Polish}] 
  n  1:  the  property  of  being  smooth  and  shiny  [syn:  {gloss},  {glossiness}, 
  {burnish}] 
  2:  a  highly  developed  state;  "they  performed  with  great  polish" 
  [syn:  {refinement}] 
  3:  a  preparation  used  in  polishing 
  4:  the  Slavic  language  of  Poland  [syn:  {Polish}] 
  v  1:  of  surfaces;  "shine  the  silver,  please";  "shine  my  shoes" 
  [syn:  {smooth},  {smoothen},  {shine}] 
  2:  improve  or  perfect  by  pruning  or  polishing;  "refine  one's 
  style  of  writing"  [syn:  {refine},  {fine-tune},  {down}] 
  3:  make  shiny  [syn:  {gloss},  {burnish}] 
  4:  bring  to  a  highly  developed,  finished,  or  refined  state; 
  "polish  your  social  manners"  [syn:  {round},  {round  off},  {polish 
  up},  {brush  up}] 




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