Definitions of finish

  1. To end; perfect finally or in detail; complete; cease.
  2. To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.
  3. To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
  4. To bring to an end; complete; conclude; make perfect; polish; colloquially, kill or render powerless.
  5. To end or complete the making of anything; to perfect; to give the last touches to.
  6. To end; conclude; complete; perfect.
  7. To come to an end; to terminate.
  8. To end; to die.
  9. To come to an end; expire.
  10. have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; " the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; " Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; " My property ends by the bushes"; " The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
  11. come or bring to a finish or an end; " He finished the dishes"; " She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; " The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"
  12. finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; " She polished off the remaining potatoes"
  13. cause to finish a relationship with somebody; " That finished me with Mary"
  14. To come to an end.
  15. To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to complete; to work at elaborately, with a view to make as perfect as possible.
  16. To complete; to perfect; to put an end to; to come to an end.
  17. the temporal end; the concluding time; " the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; " the market was up at the finish"; " they were playing better at the close of the season"
  18. a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; " they performed with great polish"; " I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; " almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"-- Joseph Conrad
  19. the place designated as the end ( as of a race or journey); " a crowd assembled at the finish"; " he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view"
  20. the downfall of someone ( as of persons on one side of a conflict); " booze will be the finish of him"; " it was a fight to the finish"
  21. designated event that concludes a contest ( especially a race); " excitement grew as the finish neared"; " my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; " the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"
  22. provide with a finish; " The carpenter finished the table beautifully"
  23. The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.
  24. The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.
  25. See Finishing coat, under Finishing.
  26. The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.
  27. Completion; - opposed to start, or beginning.
  28. Completion; the final touches given to a work.
  29. That which finishes or completes; last touch; the last coat of plaster to a wall.
  30. That which finishes; last touch or process.
  31. Conclusion; completion; perfection in detail; polish.
  32. Finisher.
  33. The minute labour bestowed on a work of art with a view to render it as perfect as possible; the last hard smooth coat of plaster on a wall.
  34. Completion; the last touch to a work; that which gives perfection to a work of art; the last coat of plaster on a wall.
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