from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Made shiny and smooth by rubbing or chemical action.
- adjective Naturally shiny and smooth.
- adjective Having the husk or outer layers removed. Used of grains of rice.
- adjective Refined or sophisticated.
- adjective Having no imperfections or errors; well-executed; flawless.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Made smooth and glossy, as by friction; hence, highly finished; refined; polite
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Made
smoothor shinyby polishing.
- verb Simple past tense and past participle of
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed
- adjective (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth
- adjective showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
- adjective perfected or made shiny and smooth
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