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burnish

noun

1 burnish

The property of being smooth and shiny.

synonyms: gloss, glossiness, polish.

Dutch: glans, glos, glosse
Polish: połyskliwość



verb

1 burnish

Polish and make shiny.

synonyms: buff, furbish.

Roget 255: smooth, smoothen; plane; file; mow, shave; level, roll; macadamize; polish, burnish, calender, glaze; iron, ... show more

Roget 845: be beautiful etc. adj.; shine, beam, bloom; become one etc. (accord) 23; set off, grace.    render beautiful ... show more


Moby thesaurus: buff, dress, finish, furbish, glance, glaze, gloss, luster, polish, rub, rub up, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, shine, sleek, slick, slick down, smooth ... show more.

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