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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pol·ish /ˈpɑlɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·ish a.  Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants. -- n. The language of the Poles.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·ish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Polished p. pr. & vb. n. Polishing.]
 1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.
 2. Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
 To polish off, to finish completely, as an adversary. [Slang]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pol·ish, n.
 1. A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.
    Another prism of clearer glass and better polish.   --Sir I. Newton.
 2. Anything used to produce a gloss.
 3. Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.
    This Roman polish and this smooth behavior.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of or relating to Poland or its people or culture; "Polish
      n 1: the property of being smooth and shiny [syn: gloss, glossiness,
      2: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or
         impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I
         admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an
         inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is
         almost art"--Joseph Conrad [syn: refinement, culture,
         cultivation, finish]
      3: a preparation used in polishing
      4: the Slavic language of Poland
      v 1: (of surfaces) make shine; "shine the silver, please";
           "polish my shoes" [syn: smooth, smoothen, shine]
      2: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's
         style of writing" [syn: refine, fine-tune, down]
      3: bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;
         "polish your social manners" [syn: round, round off, polish
         up, brush up]