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


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·ing, a. & n. from Polish.
 Polishing iron, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries.
 Polishing slate. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing glass, marble, and metals. (b) A kind of hone or whetstone; hone slate.
 Polishing snake, a tool used in cleaning lithographic stones.
 Polishing wheel, a wheel or disk coated with, or composed of, abrading material, for polishing a surface.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the work of making something shine by polishing it; "the
          shining of shoes provided a meager living" [syn: shining]