PO'LISH, adjective Pertaining to Poland, a level country on the south of Russia and the Baltic.
POL'ISH, verb transitive [Latin polio.]
1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; as, to polish glass, marble, metals and the like.
2. To refine; to wear off rudeness, rusticity and coarseness; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
The Greeks were polished by the Asiatics and Egyptians.
POL'ISH, verb intransitive To become smooth; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface.
Steel will polish almost as white and bright as silver.
POL'ISH, noun A smooth, glossy surface produced by friction.
Another prism of clearer glass and better polish seemed free from veins.
1. Refinement; elegance of manners.
What are these wond'rous civilizing arts,
This Roman polish?