polished

  • 1 Polished — Pol ished, a. Made smooth and glossy, as by friction; hence, highly finished; refined; polite; as, polished plate; polished manners; polished verse. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 polished — adjective (of rice) having had the outer husk removed during milling. → polish polished adjective improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to. → polish …

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  • 3 polished — [päl′isht] adj. 1. a) made smooth and shiny, as by rubbing b) having a naturally smooth and shiny surface 2. elegant; refined 3. without error or flaw; finished [a polished performance] …

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  • 4 Polished — is an award winning short film directed by Ed Gass Donnelly, featuring William B. Davis as a lonely aging businessman who yearns for human contact from shoeshiner Karyn Dwyer. [cite web|url=http://www.tiburonfilmfestival.com/pdf/2003 TIFF Program …

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  • 5 polished — index civil (polite), literate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6 polished — (adj.) elegant, early 15c., pp. adjective from POLISH (Cf. polish) (v.) …

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  • 7 polished — pol|ished [ palıʃt ] adjective 1. ) clean and shiny because of being rubbed, usually with a chemical substance: His newly polished shoes gleamed. a gravestone in black polished marble highly polished: a highly polished wooden floor 2. ) of very… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 polished — UK [ˈpɒlɪʃt] / US [ˈpɑlɪʃt] adjective 1) clean and shiny because of being rubbed, usually with a chemical substance His newly polished shoes gleamed. a gravestone in black polished marble highly polished: a highly polished wooden floor 2) of very …

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  • 9 polished — [[t]pɒ̱lɪʃt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ (approval) Someone who is polished shows confidence and knows how to behave socially. He is polished, charming, articulate and an excellent negotiator. 2) ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe a… …

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  • 10 polished — adjective 1. perfected or made shiny and smooth (Freq. 2) his polished prose in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes freshly polished silver • Ant: ↑unpolished • Similar to: ↑bright, ↑ …

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  • 11 polished — /pol isht/, adj. 1. made smooth and glossy: a figurine of polished mahogany. 2. naturally smooth and glossy: polished pebbles on the beach. 3. refined, cultured, or elegant: a polished manner. 4. flawless; skillful; excellent: a polished… …

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  • 12 polished — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ brightly, highly, well ▪ the brightly polished brasses ▪ She slipped on the highly polished flo …

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  • 13 polished — pol|ished [ˈpɔlıʃt US ˈpa: ] adj 1.) shiny because of being rubbed, usually with polish ▪ highly polished boots 2.) done with great skill and style ▪ a polished performance ▪ a polished piece of writing 3.) polite, confident, and graceful ▪ a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 polished — adjective 1 shiny because of being rubbed, usually with polish: highly polished boots 2 a polished performance, piece of writing etc is done with great skill and style 3 polished social behaviour, speech etc is polite, confident, and graceful …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 polished — adjective 1) a polished table Syn: shiny, glossy, gleaming, lustrous, glassy; waxed, buffed, burnished; varnished, glazed, lacquered, japanned, shellacked Ant: dull, tar …

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  • 16 polished — adjective a) Made smooth or shiny by polishing. polished shoes b) refined, elegant a polished performance …

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  • 17 polished — adjective 1) a polished table Syn: shiny, glossy, gleaming, lustrous, glassy, waxed, buffed, burnished 2) a polished performance Syn: expert, accomplished, masterly …

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  • 18 polished — [ˈpɒlɪʃt] adj 1) clean and shiny because of being rubbed a highly polished wooden floor[/ex] 2) of very high quality a polished performance[/ex] …

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  • 19 polished — /ˈpɒlɪʃt/ (say polisht) adjective 1. made smooth and glossy. 2. naturally smooth and glossy. 3. refined, cultured, or elegant: polished manners. 4. flawless or excellent: *Fans got a polished, sophisticated show with hi tech lighting and a gothic …

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  • 20 polished (up) — mod. alcohol intoxicated. (See also waxed.) □ One glass of that tuff and I was polished up. □ How much of that do I have to drink to get good and polished? …

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