1 [uncountable and countable]DHC
a liquid, powder, or other substance that you rub into a surface to make it smooth and shiny ➔ French polish
2 [singular] especially British English
an act of polishing a surface to make it smooth and shiny:
An occasional polish will keep wall tiles looking good.
a high level of skill or style in the way someone performs, writes, or behaves:
Carla's writing has potential, but it lacks polish.
the smooth shiny appearance of something produced by polishing