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polish

noun

1 polish

The property of being smooth and shiny.

synonyms: burnish, gloss, glossiness.

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Roget 847: ornament, ornamentation, ornamental art; ornature, ornateness; adornment, decoration, embellishment; architecture; jewelry etc. 847.1. [surface coatings for wood: list] garnish, ... show more

Roget 845: beauty, the beautiful, to kalon [Gr.], le beau ideal.    [Science of the perception of beauty] aesthetics, callaesthetics.    [-beauty of people] pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, ... show more

Roget 255: smoothness etc. adj.; polish, gloss; lubricity, lubrication.    [smooth materials] down, velvet, velure, silk, satin; velveteen, ... show more

Dutch: glans, glos, glosse
Polish: połyskliwość



2 polish

A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality:
— They performed with great polish.

synonyms: cultivation, culture, finish, refinement.

Roget 850: taste; good taste, refined taste, cultivated taste; delicacy, refinement, fine feeling, gust, gusto, tact, finesse; nicety etc. (discrimination) ... show more

Polish: kultura

3 polish

A preparation used in polishing.

Dutch: glans, glansmiddel, poets, poetsmiddel

4 Polish

The Slavic language of Poland.

Dutch: Pools
Polish: polszczyzna, język polski

verb

1 polish

Make (a surface) shine:
— Polish my shoes.

synonyms: shine, smooth, smoothen.

Roget 847: ornament, embellish, enrich, decorate, adorn, bead, beautify, adonize.    smarten, furbish, polish, gild, varnish, whitewash, ... show more

Roget 894: be courteous etc. adj.; show courtesy etc. n.. mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part; make the amiable, do the amiable; ... show more

Roget 331: rub, scratch, scrape, scrub, slide, fray, rasp, graze, curry, scour, polish, rub out, wear down, gnaw; ... show more

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

Dutch: oppoetsen, poetsen, slijpen

2 polish

Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing.

synonyms: down, fine-tune, refine.

3 polish

Bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state:
— Polish your social manners.

synonyms: brush up, polish up, round, round off.

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Dutch: polijsten, verfijnen

adjective

1 Polish

Of or relating to Poland or its people or culture.

Polish: nowopolski


Moby thesaurus: Atticism, abradant, abrasive, acculturation, acquired taste, aluminum oxide, ameliorate, appreciation of excellence, appropriateness, auto polish, beautify, better, breeding, brighten, brighten up, brightness, brilliance, brush up, buff, bump off ... show more.

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