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Polish meaning

polish - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. The language of the Poles.
  2. 2. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.
  3. 3. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
  4. 4. To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.
  5. 5. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.
  6. 6. Anything used to produce a gloss.
  7. 7. Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.
  8. 8. Gloss; smoothness.
  9. 9. To make smooth; refine.

polish - examples of usage

  1. Then the lads come and polish up the harness, and so soon as it is well light get out to plough. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. In carrying out the second supply, which reached Jamestown in September 1608, Newport had aboard 70 new colonists, including two women and eight Polish and German experts in the manufacture of glass, tar, pitch, and soap ashes. - "The Virginia Company Of London, 1606-1624", Wesley Frank Craven.
  3. As she travelled through the forest in the quick step that was almost a trot, the polish of her English life fell away from her as the leaves fell from the trees above her. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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