Polish Definition

pŏlĭsh
polished, polishes, polishing
verb
polished, polishes, polishing
To take a polish; become glossy, elegant, or refined.
Webster's New World
To coat with polish, wax, etc. and make bright or glossy.
Webster's New World
To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
American Heritage
To smooth and brighten, as by rubbing.
Webster's New World
To improve or refine (someone or someone's manners, appearance, etc.) as by removing crudeness or vulgarity.
Webster's New World
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noun
polishes
A surface gloss.
Webster's New World
A substance used for polishing.
Webster's New World
Elegance, refinement, cultivation, finish, or the like.
Webster's New World
The act of polishing or condition of being polished.
Webster's New World
The West Slavic language spoken in Poland.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

The language spoken in Poland.

Wiktionary
adjective
Of Poland or its people, language, or culture.
Webster's New World
The definition of Polish is related to the country of Poland.
An example of Polish is the Polish culture.
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idiom
polish off
  • to finish (a meal, job, etc.) completely and quickly
  • to overcome or get rid of (a competitor, enemy, etc.)
Webster's New World
polish up
  • to improve (something)
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Polish

Noun

Singular:
polish
Plural:
polishes

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Origin of Polish

  • Middle English polisshen from Old French polir poliss- from Latin polīre pel-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin polire (“to polish, make smooth").

    From Wiktionary

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