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Polish

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Definitions of Polish

Pronunciation : Pol"ish
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [From Pole a Polander.]
Definition : Defn: Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants. -- n.

Defn: The language of the Poles.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pol"ish
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. polir, L. polire. Cf. Polite, -ish]
Definition : 1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.

2. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners. Milton. To polish off, to finish completely, as an adversary. [Slang] W. H. Russell.

t. [imp. & p. p. Polished; p. pr. & vb. n. Polishing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pol"ish
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well. Bacon.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pol"ish
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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