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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One of the great misfortunes, as also one of the great follies, of mankind, is that in all countries which we call polished, except, perhaps, China, priests concern themselves with what belongs only to philosophers.
For Banana Republic, after being hurt by a "too casual" assortment during the holiday season last year, it's balancing that with what it calls "polished casual" assortment as well as "work versatile" outfits that shoppers can wear from work to dinner.
And then we run our tubing, and it is inserted to what we call a polished bore receptacle at 16,000 feet.
The cast, this time, turned in polished, energetic performances without erasing memories of earlier ensembles.
Sipping coffee recently at a Shanghai Starbucks, dressed in polished black shoes and a crisply starched shirt, Chen, 30, fully embodied the success and wealth China's new generation has found in this industrial, corporate age.
One wall is sheathed in polished plaster: a crafted and, dare I say it, luxurious touch.
The first 1/3 is due on Friday in polished form, so I plan to spend today and tomorrow going over the approximately 70 pages.
Each new update, whilst supremely polished, is intimately tied to the current season in order to be as up to date as possible, but also as disposable as possible.
The surface is again polished, and more lacquer is applied, outlining the figures that will decorate the piece.
In the end no matter what happens she will still be standing at the top of that mountain polished like gold!