1. make (a surface) shine

    Synonyms : shine, smooth, smoothen
    Type Of : embellish, fancify, prettify, beautify
    Examples :
    • polish my shoes
  2. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state

    Synonyms : brush up, polish up, round, round off
    Type Of : perfect, hone
    Examples :
    • polish your social manners
  3. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

    Synonyms : cultivation, culture, finish, refinement
    Type Of : perfection, ne plus ultra, flawlessness
    Examples :
    • they performed with great polish
  4. the property of being smooth and shiny

    Synonyms : burnish, gloss, glossiness
    Type Of : refulgency, refulgence, effulgence, radiancy, radiance, smoothness, shine
  5. improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

    Synonyms : down, fine-tune, refine
    Type Of : amend, ameliorate, meliorate, better, improve
  6. a preparation used in polishing

    Type Of : formulation, preparation
  7. the Slavic language of Poland

    Type Of : slavic language, slavonic, slavonic language, slavic
  8. of or relating to Poland or its people or culture


  1. processes and functions of an organism

    Type Of : bodily property
  2. the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

    Type Of : biology, biological science


  1. someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

    Type Of : individual, mortal, person, soul, somebody, someone


  1. draw from specific cases for more general cases

    Synonyms : generalise, generalize, infer
    Type Of : conclude, reason, reason out
  2. estimate the value of

    Synonyms : interpolate
    Type Of : work out, figure, reckon, cipher, calculate, compute, cypher
  3. gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating

    Type Of : infer, derive, deduct, deduce


  1. put into a group

    Synonyms : count
    Type Of : classify, class, sort out, separate, assort, sort
  2. determine the number or amount of

    Synonyms : count, enumerate, numerate
    Type Of : find, determine, find out, ascertain
  3. one of a series published periodically

    Synonyms : issue
    Type Of : periodical
  4. the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals

    Synonyms : figure
    Type Of : amount
    Examples :
    • the number of parameters is small
  5. the number is used in calling a particular telephone

    Synonyms : phone number, telephone number
    Type Of : sign, signal, signaling
    Examples :
    • he has an unlisted number
  6. add up in number or quantity

    Synonyms : add up, amount, come, total
    Type Of : be
  7. a short performance that is part of a longer program

    Synonyms : act, bit, routine, turn
    Type Of : performance, public presentation
    Examples :
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did
  8. a symbol used to represent a number

    Synonyms : numeral
    Type Of : symbol
  9. place a limit on the number of

    Synonyms : keep down
    Type Of : confine to, circumscribe, limit
  10. enumerate

    Synonyms : list
    Type Of : identify, name
    Examples :
    • We must number the names of the great mathematicians
  11. a clothing measurement

    Type Of : size
    Examples :
    • a number 13 shoe
  12. a concept of quantity involving zero and units

    Type Of : definite quantity
    Examples :
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence
  13. an item of clothing

    Type Of : product, ware, merchandise
    Examples :
    • she preferred the black nylon number
    • this sweater is an all-wool number
  14. a numbered item in a series

    Type Of : item
    Examples :
    • take the number 2 to the main square, then change to the number 5
  15. a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc.

    Type Of : positive identification
    Examples :
    • she refused to give them her Social Security number
  16. a select company of people

    Type Of : company
    Examples :
    • I hope to become one of their number before I die
  17. give numbers to

    Type Of : denominate, designate
    Examples :
    • You should number the pages of the thesis
  18. the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural)

    Type Of : grammatical category, syntactic category
    Examples :
    • in English the subject and the verb must agree in number


  1. habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms

    Synonyms : alcohol addiction, drunkenness, inebriation
    Type Of : drug addiction, white plague
  2. an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

    Synonyms : dipsomania, potomania
    Type Of : cacoethes, mania, passion


  1. something that people do or cause to happen

    Synonyms : act, human action, human activity
    Type Of : event
  2. a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it

    Synonyms : deed of conveyance, title
    Type Of : official document, instrument, legal document, legal instrument
    Examples :
    • he signed the deed


  1. gear for a horse

    Synonyms : saddlery, stable gear
    Type Of : gear, appurtenance, paraphernalia
  2. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)

    Synonyms : alternate, flip, flip-flop, interchange, switch
    Type Of : turn, change by reversal, reverse
  3. turn into the wind

    Synonyms : wear round
    Type Of : sail
    Examples :
    • The sailors decided to tack the boat
    • The boat tacked
  4. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

    Synonyms : mainsheet, sheet, shroud, weather sheet
    Type Of : line
  5. (nautical) the act of changing tack

    Synonyms : tacking
    Type Of : change of course
  6. create by putting components or members together

    Synonyms : assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack together
    Type Of : make, join, create
    Examples :
    • He tacked together some verses
  7. sew together loosely, with large stitches

    Synonyms : baste
    Type Of : sew together, sew, stitch, run up
  8. fix to; attach

    Synonyms : append, hang on, tack on, tag on
    Type Of : attach
  9. a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

    Type Of : nail
  10. fasten with tacks

    Type Of : fix, secure, fasten
    Examples :
    • tack the notice on the board
  11. sailing a zigzag course

    Type Of : sailing
  12. the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails

    Type Of : heading, aim, bearing


  1. having an oblique or slanting direction or position

    Synonyms : skewed
    Examples :
    • the picture was skew
  2. turn or place at an angle

    Antonyms : align
    Type Of : reorient
    Examples :
    • the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed


  1. cause to feel sorrow

    Synonyms : aggrieve
    Type Of : afflict
    Examples :
    • his behavior grieves his mother
  2. feel grief

    Synonyms : sorrow
    Type Of : suffer