from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made shiny and smooth by or as if by rubbing or chemical action.
- adj. Naturally shiny and smooth.
- adj. Having the husk or outer layers removed. Used of grains of rice.
- adj. Refined; cultured: polished manners.
- adj. Having no imperfections or errors; flawless: gave a polished presentation to the board.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Made smooth or shiny by polishing.
- adj. refined, elegant
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of polish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made smooth and glossy, as by friction; hence, highly finished; refined; polite
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made smooth by polishing.
- Having naturally a smooth, lustrous surface, like that produced by polishing; specifically, in entomology smooth and shining, but without metallic luster.
- Brought by training or elaboration to a condition void of roughness, irregularity, imperfections, or inelegances; carefully elaborated; especially, elegant; refined; polite.
- Purified; absolved.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed
- adj. (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth
- adj. showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
- adj. perfected or made shiny and smooth
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