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 Dictionary entry overview: What does burnish mean? 

BURNISH (noun)
  The noun BURNISH has 1 sense:

1. the property of being smooth and shiny

  Familiarity information: BURNISH used as a noun is very rare.

BURNISH (verb)
  The verb BURNISH has 1 sense:

1. polish and make shiny

  Familiarity information: BURNISH used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BURNISH (noun)

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The property of being smooth and shiny

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


burnish; glossiness; polish; gloss

Hypernyms ("burnish" is a kind of...):

smoothness (a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch)

effulgence; radiance; radiancy; refulgence; refulgency; shine (the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "burnish"):

French polish (the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac)

glaze (a glossy finish on a fabric)

BURNISH (verb)

Sense 1burnish [BACK TO TOP]


Polish and make shiny

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


burnish; furbish; buff; flush

Context examples:

buff the wooden floors / buff my shoes

Hypernyms (to "burnish" is one way to...):

polish; shine; smooth; smoothen (make (a surface) shine)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They burnish the glass tubes

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