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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Polished  \Pol"ished\,  a. 
  Made  smooth  and  glossy,  as  by  friction;  hence  highly 
  finished;  refined;  polite;  as  polished  plate;  polished 
  manners;  polished  verse. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  perfected  or  made  shiny  and  smooth;  "his  polished  prose"; 
  "in  a  freshly  ironed  dress  and  polished  shoes"; 
  "freshly  polished  silver"  [ant:  {unpolished}] 
  2:  showing  a  high  degree  of  refinement  and  the  assurance  that 
  comes  from  wide  social  experience;  "his  polished  manner"; 
  "maintained  an  urbane  tone  in  his  letters"  [syn:  {refined}, 
  {svelte},  {urbane}] 
  3:  (of  grains  especially  rice)  having  the  husk  or  outer  layers 
  removed;  "polished  rice"  [syn:  {milled}] 
  4:  (of  lumber  or  stone)  to  trim  and  smooth  [syn:  {dressed}] 

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