Definitions of polish

  1. To become smooth, or receive a gloss.
  2. To make or become smooth or lustrous, polite, or refined.
  3. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.
  4. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
  5. To make glossy by rubbing; make polite or refined.
  6. To make smooth and glossy by rubbing: to refine: to make elegant.
  7. To make smooth; refine.
  8. To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.
  9. To become smooth or glossy.
  10. To become smooth and glossy.
  11. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; " polish your social manners"
  12. To make smooth and glossy, usually by rubbing; to refine; to wear off rudeness; to make elegant and polite.
  13. To make smooth and glossy by rubbing or friction; to become smooth or glossy; to make elegant or polite; to refine.
  14. the property of being smooth and shiny
  15. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; " they performed with great polish"; " I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; " almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"-- Joseph Conrad
  16. a preparation used in polishing
  17. The language of the Poles.
  18. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.
  19. Anything used to produce a gloss.
  20. Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.
  21. A glossy surface; a mixture for making a surface glossy; elegance of manners.
  22. Polisher.
  23. Gloss; smoothness.
  24. Smoothness or glossiness of surface; finish; varnish.
  25. A smooth glossy surface; a substance to impart a polish; refinement; elegance of manners.
  26. The language of Poland.
  27. A smooth glassy surface produced by friction or rubbing; artificial gloss; elegance of manners; refinement; a substance used to impart a gloss.
  28. of or relating to Poland or its people or culture; " Polish sausage"
  29. Of or pertaining to Poland, its language, or its people.
  30. Relating to Poland or its people.
  31. Relating to Poland, its inhabitants, or their language.
  32. Of or from Poland or its people.