- made smooth and shiny, as by rubbing
- having a naturally smooth and shiny surface
- elegant; refined
- without error or flaw; finished: a polished performance
A pair of black shoes polished to high shine.
- An example of polished is a pair of black shoes that shine.
- An example of polished is a diplomat with exceptional manners.
- An example of polished is a dance routine that can be done without any mistakes.
The definition of polished is shiny, refined or without errors.
- a. Made shiny and smooth by rubbing or chemical action.b. Naturally shiny and smooth.
- Having the husk or outer layers removed. Used of grains of rice.
- a. Refined or sophisticated: polished manners.b. Having no imperfections or errors; well-executed; flawless: gave a polished presentation to the board.
(comparative more polished, superlative most polished)
- Simple past tense and past participle of polish.
- He slapped the magazine on a freshly polished end table and stood.
- He didn't have that look of money or polished charm.
- Once the floors had been waxed and the furniture polished, the house sparkled - in an empty kind of way.
- In 1826 he described the prismatically-coloured films of metal, known as Nobili's' rings, deposited electrolytically from solutions of lead and other salts when the anode is a polished iron plate and the cathode is a fine wire placed vertically above it.
- Thus in Lithospermum the nutlets are hard like a stone, in Myosotis usually polished, in Cynoglossum covered with bristles, &c.