Definition of Polish

1. Noun. The property of being smooth and shiny.

Exact synonyms: Burnish, Gloss, Glossiness
Generic synonyms: Smoothness, Effulgence, Radiance, Radiancy, Refulgence, Refulgency, Shine
Specialized synonyms: French Polish, Glaze
Derivative terms: Burnish, Gloss, Glossy, Glossy



2. Verb. Make (a surface) shine. "They polish the glass tubes"; "Polish my shoes"
Exact synonyms: Shine, Smooth, Smoothen
Generic synonyms: Beautify, Embellish, Fancify, Prettify
Specialized synonyms: Simonise, Simonize, Sleek, Slick, Buff, Burnish, Furbish, Gloss
Entails: Rub
Derivative terms: Polisher, Polishing, Shining

3. Adjective. Of or relating to Poland or its people or culture. "Polish sausage"
Partainyms: Poland

4. Noun. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality. "Almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"
Exact synonyms: Cultivation, Culture, Finish, Refinement
Generic synonyms: Flawlessness, Ne Plus Ultra, Perfection
Derivative terms: Cultivate, Refine

5. Verb. Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing. "Refine one's style of writing"
Exact synonyms: Down, Fine-tune, Refine
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Specialized synonyms: Over-refine, Overrefine, Civilise, Civilize, Cultivate, Educate, School, Train
Derivative terms: Refinement, Refinement, Refiner

6. Noun. A preparation used in polishing.
Generic synonyms: Formulation, Preparation
Specialized synonyms: Blacking, Shoe Polish, Simoniz

7. Verb. Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state. "Polish your social manners"
Exact synonyms: Brush Up, Polish Up, Round, Round Off
Generic synonyms: Hone, Perfect

8. Noun. The Slavic language of Poland.

Definition of Polish

1. a. Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants.

2. v. t. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.

3. v. i. To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.

4. n. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.

Definition of Polish

1. Adjective. Of, from or native to Poland, or relating to the Polish language. ¹

2. Proper noun. The language spoken in Poland. ¹

3. Noun. A substance used to polish. ¹

4. Noun. Cleanliness; smoothness, shininess. ¹

5. Noun. Refinement; cleanliness in performance or presentation. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To shine; to make a surface very smooth or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To refine; remove imperfections from. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To apply shoe polish to shoes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polish

1. to make smooth and lustrous by rubbing [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Polish

1. 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. Refinement; elegance of manners. "This Roman polish and this smooth behavior." (Addison) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Polish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In the 16th century polish literature develops by leaps and bounds and soon ... The polish kings took interest in the humorous republic, and the Latin ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Many attempts have been made to federate the various polish organizations, ... The first polish school in the United States is that in Panna Maria, Texas, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Many attempts have been made to federate the various polish ... The growth in numbers and efficiency of the polish parochial schools is a story of faith, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Many attempts have been made to federate the various polish organizations, ... The first polish school in the United States is that in Panna Maria, Texas, ..."

5. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"With the assistance of the polish administration, polish credit associations were formed for the purpose of buying back the large rural estates and ..."

6. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"With the assistance of the polish administration. polish credit associations were formed for the purpose of buying back the large rural estates and ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"Lelewel was largely responsible for the crazy polish Revolution of 1831, when the Poles, for the sake of a fantastic idea impossible of realisation, ..."

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