Definition of polish :
1. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.
2. Anything used to produce a gloss.
3. Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.
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. The language of the Poles.
6. To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.
7. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.
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smooth (part of speech: verb)
smoothness (part of speech: noun)
- Their point of view is represented by the following leading article of the weekly paper Free Poland, founded since the war and published by the Polish National Council of America: 'What the Poles desire is an independent Poland. - "My Three Years in America", Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff.
- 2058 represents a polishing device used to polish the surface of engravers' plates. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- It has been translated into Italian, German, Dutch, and even Polish; and into French again and again. - "Sterne", H.D. Traill.