Definition of Burnish. Meaning of Burnish. Synonyms of Burnish
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Definition of Burnish
Burnish Bur"nish, v. i.
To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as
from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.
A slender poet must have time to grow, And spread and
burnish as his brothers do. --Dryden.
My thoughts began to burnish, sprout, and swell.
Burnish Bur"nish, n.
The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster.
BurnishBurnish 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 Brown, a.]
To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish;
specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and
smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper.
The frame of burnished steel, that east a glare From
far, and seemed to thaw the freezing air. --Dryden.
Now the village windows blaze, Burnished by the setting
Burnishing machine, a machine for smoothing and polishing
by compression, as in making paper collars.
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