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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. --Herbert.
Burnish Bur"nish, n. The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster. --Crashaw.
Burnish 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 sun. --Cunningham. Burnishing machine, a machine for smoothing and polishing by compression, as in making paper collars.

Meaning of Burnish from wikipedia

- for the metalworking process, see burnishing (metal). burnishing is a form of pottery treatment in which the surface of the pot is polished, using a hard
- burnishing is the plastic deformation of a surface due to sliding contact with another object. visually, burnishing smears the texture of a rough surface
- burnishing may refer to: burnishing (metal) burnishing (pottery)
- roller burnishing is a method of cold working metal surfaces to induce compressive residual stresses and enhance surface roughness qualities. the tooling
- dark faced burnished ware or dfbw is the earliest form of pottery developed in the western world. it was produced after the earliest examples from the
- the burnished-buff tanager (tangara cayana), also known as the rufous-crowned tanager, is a common south american species of bird in the family thraupidae
- floor burnisher is a type of high-speed rotary floor machine that has a horizontally rotating head which attaches to a large, round burnishing pad which
- 'burnished copper' is a hybrid cultivar of the genus neoregelia in the bromeliad family. bsi bcr entry for 'burnished copper'