HyperDic: polish

English > 8 senses of the word Polish / polish:
VERBcontactpolish, smooth, smoothen, shinemake (a surface) shine
changepolish, refine, fine-tune, downimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
changepolish, round, round off, polish up, brush upbring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
ADJECTIVEpertPolishof or relating to Poland or its people or culture
NOUNattributepolish, gloss, glossiness, burnishthe property of being smooth and shiny
statepolish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finisha highly developed state of perfection
substancepolisha preparation used in polishing
communicationPolishthe Slavic language of Poland
Polish / polish > pronunciation
Soundspaa'lihsh; pow'lihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > Polish: 8 senses > adjective 1, pert
MeaningOf or relating to Poland or its people or culture.
Spanishpolaca, polaco, polonés
Catalanpolonès
NounsPolanda republic in central Europe
Polishthe Slavic language of Poland
English > polish: 8 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe property of being smooth and shiny.
Synonymsgloss, glossiness, burnish
NarrowerFrench polishThe glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
glazeA glossy finish on a fabric
Broaderradiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgencyThe quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
smoothnessA texture without roughness
Spanishbarniz, pulimento
Catalanlluentor, poliment
Verbspolishmake (a surface) shine
English > polish: 8 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality.
Example"they performed with great polish"
Synonymsrefinement, culture, cultivation, finish
Broaderperfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultraThe state of being without a flaw or defect / defect / defect / defect
Spanishrefinamiento
Catalanpoliment, refinament
Verbspolishbring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
polishimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
English > polish: 8 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningA preparation used in polishing.
NarrowerSimonizA brand of car polish
shoe polish, blackingA substance used to produce a shiny protective surface on footwear
Broaderformulation, preparationA substance prepared according to a formula
Spanishabrillantador
Catalanllustre
Verbspolishmake (a surface) shine
English > Polish: 8 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe Slavic language of Poland.
BroaderSlavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic languageA branch of the Indo-European family of languages
Spanishpolaco
Catalanpolonès
AdjectivesPolishof or relating to Poland or its people or culture
English > polish: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake (a surface) shine.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey polish the glass tubes
Example "polish my shoes"
Synonymssmooth, smoothen, shine
EntailsrubMove over something with pressure
NarrowerSimonize, Simonisepolish with wax
buff, burnish, furbishpolish and make shiny
glossGive a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
slick, sleekmake slick or smooth
Broaderfancify, beautify, embellish, prettifymake more beautiful
Spanishabrillantar, acicalar, bruñir, cepillar, lustrar, pulir
Catalanbrunyir, enllustrar, llustrar, lustrar, polir, raspallar
Nounspolishthe property of being smooth and shiny
polisha preparation used in polishing
polishera power tool used to buff surfaces
polishingthe work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
English > polish: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsrefine, fine-tune, down
Narrowereducate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civiliseTeach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
overrefine, over-refinerefine too much or with excess of subtlety
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishafinar, perfeccionar, pulimentar, pulir, refinar
Catalanafinar, polir, refinar
Nounspolisha highly developed state of perfection
English > polish: 8 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"polish your social manners"
Synonymsround, round off, polish up, brush up
Broaderperfect, honemake perfect or complete
Spanisharreglar, completar, pulir, redondear
Catalanafinar, arrodonir, completar, polir
Nounspolisha highly developed state of perfection

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