(noun, adjective, verb)


1. of or relating to Poland or its people or culture

- Polish sausage


1. the property of being smooth and shiny

Similar word(s): burnish, gloss, glossiness

Definition categories: attribute, smoothness, effulgence, radiance, radiancy, refulgence, refulgency, shine

2. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

- they performed with great polish

Similar word(s): cultivation, culture, finish, refinement

Definition categories: state, flawlessness, perfection

3. a preparation used in polishing

Definition categories: substance, formulation, preparation

4. the Slavic language of Poland

Definition categories: communication, slavic, slavonic

Sentences with polish as a noun:

- A good silver polish will remove tarnish easily.

- The floor was waxed to a high polish.

- The lecturer showed a lot of polish at his last talk.


1. make (a surface) shine

- polish my shoes

Similar word(s): shine, smooth, smoothen

Definition categories: contact, beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify

2. improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

Similar word(s): down, refine

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

3. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

- polish your social manners

Similar word(s): round

Definition categories: change, hone, perfect

Sentences with polish as a verb:

- He polished up the chrome until it gleamed.

- The band has polished its performance since the last concert.