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polish

 
Adjective polish has 1 sense
  1. Polish - of or relating to Poland or its people or culture; "Polish sausage"
Noun polish has 4 senses
  1. polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish - the property of being smooth and shiny
    --1 is a kind of radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency; smoothness
    --1 has particulars: French polish; glaze
    Derived form: verb polish1
  2. polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish - 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
    --2 is a kind of perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra
    Derived forms: verb polish2, verb polish3
  3. polish - a preparation used in polishing
    --3 is a kind of
    formulation, preparation
    --3 has particulars: shoe polish, blacking; Simoniz
    Derived form: verb polish1
  4. Polish - the Slavic language of Poland
    --4 is a kind of
    Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language
Verb polish has 3 senses
  1. polish, smooth, smoothen, shine - (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
    --1 is one way to beautify, embellish, prettify
    Derived forms: noun polish3, noun polish1, noun polisher1, noun polishing1
    Sample sentence:
    They polish the glass tubes
  2. polish, refine, fine-tune, down - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
    --2 is one way to better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived form: noun polish2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  3. polish, round, round off, polish up, brush up - bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners"
    --3 is one way to perfect, hone
    Derived form: noun polish2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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