burnish, polish

burnish, polish
اِنْصَقَلَ \ burnish, polish.

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  • Burnish — Bur nish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burnished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burnishing}.] [OE. burnischen, burnissen, burnen, OF. burnir, brunir, to make brown, polish, F. brunir, fr. F. brun brown, fr. OHG. br?n; cf. MHG. briunen to make brown, polish. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polish — [n1] shine, brightness brilliance, burnish, finish, glaze, glint, gloss, luster, sheen, smoothness, sparkle, varnish, veneer, wax; concepts 492,611,620 Ant. dullness polish [n2] cultivated look, performance breeding, class, cultivation, culture,… …   New thesaurus

  • burnish — [bʉr′nish] vt., vi. [ME burnishen < OFr burniss , extended stem of brunir, to make brown < brun: see BRUNET] to make or become shiny by rubbing; polish n. a gloss or polish SYN. POLISH burnisher n …   English World dictionary

  • polish — [päl′ish] vt. [ME polischen < inflected stem of OFr polir < L polire, to polish, prob. < IE base * pel , to drive, impel > FELT1] 1. a) to smooth and brighten, as by rubbing b) to coat with polish, wax, etc. and make bright or glossy… …   English World dictionary

  • Polish — Pol ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Polished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Polishing}.] [F. polir, L. polire. Cf. {Polite}, { ish}] 1. To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burnish — early 14c., from O.Fr. burniss prp. stem of burnir, metathesis of brunir to make brown/bright, polish, from brun brown, polished, from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. brun, O.N. brunn bright, polished, brown; see BROWN (Cf. brown)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • burnish — [v] polish, brighten buff, furbish, glance, glaze, gloss, luster, patina, put on a finish, rub, sheen, shine, smooth, wax; concepts 202,215 Ant. dull, tarnish …   New thesaurus

  • burnish — ► VERB ▪ polish by rubbing. ► NOUN ▪ the shine on a polished surface. DERIVATIVES burnisher noun. ORIGIN Old French brunir make brown , from brun brown …   English terms dictionary

  • polish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sheen, luster, shine, glaze, gloss; refinement, culture; courtesytact, suavity, diplomacy; discernment, discrimination. v. t. shine, buff, burnish; scrub, scour, brighten; refine, perfect. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • burnish — burnishable, adj. burnishment, n. /berr nish/, v.t. 1. to polish (a surface) by friction. 2. to make smooth and bright. 3. Engraving. to flatten and enlarge the dots of (a halftone) by rubbing with a tool. n. 4. gloss; brightness; luster: the… …   Universalium

  • polish — polisher, n. /pol ish/, v.t. 1. to make smooth and glossy, esp. by rubbing or friction: to polish a brass doorknob. 2. to render finished, refined, or elegant: His speech needs polishing. v.i. 3. to become smooth and glossy through polishing: a… …   Universalium

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