Definition of Polished

1. Adjective. Perfected or made shiny and smooth. "Freshly polished silver"

2. Adjective. Showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience. "Maintained an urbane tone in his letters"
Exact synonyms: Refined, Svelte, Urbane
Similar to: Sophisticated
Derivative terms: Urbanity

3. Adjective. (of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed. "Polished rice"
Exact synonyms: Milled
Similar to: Processed

4. Adjective. (of lumber or stone) to trim and smooth.
Exact synonyms: Dressed
Similar to: Finished

Definition of Polished

1. a. Made smooth and glossy, as by friction; hence, highly finished; refined; polite; as, polished plate; polished manners; polished verse.

Definition of Polished

1. Adjective. Made smooth or shiny by polishing. ¹

2. Adjective. refined, elegant ¹

3. Verb. (past of polish) ¹

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Definition of Polished

1. polish [v] - See also: polish

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Literary usage of Polished

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1904)
"When cold a bright calcium surface becomes dull rapidly in ordinary air, but if hot the metal can be brightened with a file or polished in the lathe with ..."

2. American Book Prices Current (1902)
"Engraved title. London, Tho. Cotes, 1634. 12mo, polished calf, edges gilded on the rough, by Bedford. Corner of title and some other margins repaired. ..."

3. Troy and Its Remains: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the by Heinrich Schliemann (1875)
"Yellow; polished ; pattern white. No. 395. An ornamental Quatrefoil. ... Greyish yellow; highly polished ; rude work. The tip of the back worn by rubbing ..."

4. The Applications of Physical Forces by Amédée Guillemin (1877)
"In Greece and Rome, people decorated the walls of their rooms with polished and reflecting plates of steel, silver, gold, and obsidian ; it appears too, ..."

5. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"Lacustrine Dwellings and polished Stone Implements.—Dolmens, Menhirs, Cromlechs.—Domestication of Animals and Culture of Cereals.—First Use of Metals. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1891)
"THE implement now exhibited, made of fine polished diorite, is of unique shape, so far as my observations extend, no similar specimen having fallen under my ..."

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