- The definition of Polish is related to the country of Poland.
An example of Polish is the Polish culture.
- Polish is a substance used for making something glossy, or a style of elegance and grace, or the smoothness and glossiness of a surface.
- An example of polish is a liquid color used on finger nails.
- An example of polish is a polite and cultured person.
- Polish is defined as to rub until smooth and shiny, use a substance or wax on a surface to make it glossy, or to improve the condition.
- An example of polish is buffing fingernails until smooth.
- An example of polish is using wax on a car's paint to make it shiny.
- An example of polish is fine tuning your Photoshop skills.
polish definition by Webster's New World
- to smooth and brighten, as by rubbing
- to coat with polish, wax, etc. and make bright or glossy
- to improve or refine (someone or someone's manners, appearance, etc.) as by removing crudeness or vulgarity
- to complete or embellish (a piece of writing, etc.); finish; perfect
Origin: Middle English polischen ; from inflected stem of Old French polir ; from Classical Latin polire, to polish, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, to drive, impel from source felt
- a surface gloss
- elegance, refinement, cultivation, finish, or the like
- a substance used for polishing
- the act of polishing or condition of being polished
- polisher noun
Origin: ; from Pole plush -ish
polish definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb pol·ished, pol·ish·ing, pol·ish·es verb, transitive
- To make smooth and shiny by rubbing or chemical action.
- To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
- To free from coarseness; refine: polish one's manners.
- To remove flaws from; perfect or complete: polish one's piano technique; polish up the lyrics.
- To become smooth or shiny by or as if by being rubbed.
- To become perfect or refined.
- Smoothness or shininess of surface or finish.
- A substance containing chemical agents or abrasive particles and applied to smooth or shine a surface: shoe polish.
- The act or process of polishing.
- Elegance of style or manners; refinement.
Origin: Middle English polisshen, from Old French polir, poliss-, from Latin polīre; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots.
- polˈish·er noun
polish - Phrases/Idioms
- to finish (a meal, job, etc.) completely and quickly
- to overcome or get rid of (a competitor, enemy, etc.)