Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun polish

4 senses of polish

Sense 1
polish, gloss, glossiness, burnish -- (the property of being smooth and shiny)
       => radiance, radiancy, shine, effulgence, refulgence, refulgency -- (the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light)
       => smoothness -- (a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch; "admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs"; "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board")

Sense 2
polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish -- (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)
       => perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra -- (the state of being without a flaw or defect)

Sense 3
polish -- (a preparation used in polishing)
       => formulation, preparation -- (a substance prepared according to a formula; "the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine")

Sense 4
Polish -- (the Slavic language of Poland)
       => Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language -- (a branch of the Indo-European family of languages)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb polish

3 senses of polish

Sense 1
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine -- (make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes")
       => fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify -- (make more beautiful)

Sense 2
polish, refine, fine-tune, down -- (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 3
polish, round, round off, polish up, brush up -- (bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; "polish your social manners")
       => perfect, hone -- (make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!")

Similarity of adj polish

1 sense of polish

Sense 1
Polish -- (of or relating to Poland or its people or culture; "Polish sausage")

2018, Cloud WordNet Browser