Polish

Definition of Polish

Pol´ish
a.1.Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants.
v. t.1.To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Polished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Polishing.]
2.Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
To polish off
to finish completely, as an adversary.
- W. H. Russell.
v. i.1.To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.
n.1.A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.
Another prism of clearer glass and better polish.
- Sir I. Newton.
2.Anything used to produce a gloss.
3.Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.
This Roman polish and this smooth behavior.
- Addison.

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