polish

  • 1 Polish — (pronounced IPA| [ˈpoʊlɪʃ] ) may refer to:* Anything from or related to Poland, a country in Europe * Polish language * Poles, people from Poland * Polish (chicken) * Kielbasa, Polish sausage **Maxwell Street Polish, Polish sausage sandwich… …

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  • 2 polish — ⇒POLISH, subst. masc. ,,Produit d entretien consistant en une émission dans de l eau soit de savons et d huiles, soit d un mélange de cires ou de silicones (GDEL). Betty m attendait. Elle était assise sur le capot comme dans les années cinquante… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 polish — [päl′ish] vt. [ME polischen < inflected stem of OFr polir < L polire, to polish, prob. < IE base * pel , to drive, impel > FELT1] 1. a) to smooth and brighten, as by rubbing b) to coat with polish, wax, etc. and make bright or glossy… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Polish — Pol ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polishing}.] [F. polir, L. polire. Cf. {Polite}, { ish}] 1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 polish — [n1] shine, brightness brilliance, burnish, finish, glaze, glint, gloss, luster, sheen, smoothness, sparkle, varnish, veneer, wax; concepts 492,611,620 Ant. dullness polish [n2] cultivated look, performance breeding, class, cultivation, culture,… …

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  • 6 Polish — Pol ish, n. 1. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster. [1913 Webster] Another prism of clearer glass and better polish. Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] 2. Anything used to produce a gloss. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.:… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 polish up on — polish up or polish up on To work at or study in order to improve • • • Main Entry: ↑polish …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 polish — ► VERB 1) make smooth and shiny by rubbing. 2) improve or refine. 3) (polish off) finish or consume quickly. ► NOUN 1) a substance used to make something smooth and shiny when rubbed in. 2) an act of polishing …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Polish — Pol ish, v. i. To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Polish — Pol ish, a. [From {Pole} a Polander.] Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants. n. The language of the Poles. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 polish — polish. См. шлифовка. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 12 polish — index amend, complete, cultivate, decorum, discretion (quality of being discreet), edit, embellish, enhance, meliorate …

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  • 13 POLISH — [investigators to evaluate the effect of amiodarone on mortality after myocardial infarction] …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 POLISH — • Polish [investigators to evaluate the effect of amiodarone on mortality after myocardial infarction] …

    Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • 15 Polish — ► NOUN ▪ the language of Poland. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to Poland …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 Polish — [pōl′ish] adj. [< POLE1 + ISH] of Poland or its people, language, or culture n. the West Slavic language spoken in Poland …

    English World dictionary

  • 17 polish — pol|ish1 [ˈpɔlıʃ US ˈpa: ] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: polir, from Latin polire] 1.) to make something smooth, bright, and shiny by rubbing it ▪ I spent all afternoon polishing the silver. polish sth with sth ▪ Polish the lenses …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 polish — [[t]pɒ̱lɪʃ[/t]] polishes, polishing, polished 1) N MASS Polish is a substance that you put on the surface of an object in order to clean it, protect it, and make it shine. The still air smelt faintly of furniture polish. ...soap powders,… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 polish — polisher, n. /pol ish/, v.t. 1. to make smooth and glossy, esp. by rubbing or friction: to polish a brass doorknob. 2. to render finished, refined, or elegant: His speech needs polishing. v.i. 3. to become smooth and glossy through polishing: a… …

    Universalium

  • 20 polish — 1 verb (T) to make something smooth, bright, and shiny by rubbing it: The floor had been polished to a satiny sheen. | It was my duty to polish the silver on Saturdays. polisher noun (C): an electric floor polisher polishing noun (U) polish sth… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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