a town in NE South Africa, the capital of Limpopo province: commercial and agricultural centre. Pop: 90 398 (2001) Former name Pietersburg
[pol-uh-neyz, poh-luh-] /ˌpɒl əˈneɪz, ˌpoʊ lə-/ noun 1. a slow dance of Polish origin, in triple meter, consisting chiefly of a march or promenade in couples. 2. a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, such a dance. 3. Also, polonese [pol-uh-neez, -nees, poh-luh-] /ˌpɒl əˈniz, -ˈnis, ˌpoʊ lə-/ (Show IPA). a coatlike […]
[puh-loh-nee-uh m] /pəˈloʊ ni əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a radioactive element discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie in 1898; Symbol: Po; atomic number: 84; atomic weight: about 210. /pəˈləʊnɪəm/ noun 1. a very rare radioactive element that occurs in trace amounts in uranium ores. The isotope polonium-210 is produced artificially and is used as a […]
[puh-loh-nee-uh s] /pəˈloʊ ni əs/ noun 1. the sententious father of Ophelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
[poh-luh-nahyz] /ˈpoʊ ləˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), Polonized, Polonizing. 1. to make Polish; cause or force to take on ways, customs, viewpoints, etc., that are characteristically Polish. 2. to alter (a word or phrase) so that it becomes Polish in form or character.