Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday February 17, 2009
burnish \BUR-nish\ , verb:
1. to make shiny by polishing
1. a polish or shine
A burnish on the copper pots made them very attractive.
The craftsman burnished and refurbished metalworks.
c.1325, from Old French burniss-, extended stem of burnir, metathesis of brunir "to make brown/bright, polish," from brun "brown, polished," from a Germanic source