[poh-lis] /ˈpoʊ lɪs/
noun, plural poleis
[poh-lahys] /ˈpoʊ laɪs/ (Show IPA)
an ancient Greek city-state.
a combining form, meaning “city,” appearing in loanwords from Greek (metropolis), and used in the formation of placenames (Annapolis).
noun (pl) poleis (ˈpɒlaɪs)
an ancient Greek city-state
(Scot & Irish) the police or a police officer
“ancient Greek city-state,” 1894, from Greek polis “city, one’s city; the state, citizens,” from PIE *pele- “citadel, enclosed space, often on high ground” (cf. Sanskrit pur, puram “city, citadel,” Lithuanian pilis “fortress”).
word-forming element meaning “City,” from Greek polis “city” (see polis).
[poh-li-sahr-ee-oh] /poʊ lɪˈsɑr iˌoʊ/ noun 1. an independence movement opposing Moroccan control of the Western Sahara, a former Spanish territory that Morocco annexed in stages beginning in 1976.
[pol-ee sahy] /ˈpɒl i ˈsaɪ/ noun, Informal. 1. political science: to major in poli sci. political science
noun 1. a strip of land near the mouth of the Vistula River: formerly separated Germany from East Prussia; given to Poland in the Treaty of Versailles 1919 to provide it with access to the Baltic. noun 1. the strip of land through E Pomerania providing Poland with access to the sea (1919–39), given to […]
[pol-isht] /ˈpɒl ɪʃt/ adjective 1. made smooth and glossy: a figurine of polished mahogany. 2. naturally smooth and glossy: polished pebbles on the beach. 3. refined, cultured, or elegant: a polished manner. 4. flawless; skillful; excellent: a polished conversationalist. [pol-ish] /ˈpɒl ɪʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to make smooth and glossy, especially by rubbing […]