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Definitions of finished

  1. ( of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected; " a dazzling and finished piece of writing"; " a finished violinist"
  2. brought to ruin; " after the revolution the aristocracy was finished"; " the unsuccessful run for office left him ruined politically and economically"
  3. ended or brought to an end; " are you finished?"; " gave me the finished manuscript"; " the manuscript is finished"; " almost finished with his studies"
  4. ( of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state; " a finished product"
  5. having a surface coating or finish applied; " the finished bookcase costs much more than the unfinished ones"
  6. of Finish
  7. Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect; as, a finished poem; a finished education.
  8. Complete; perfect; as, a finished poem; of superior excellence or quality; carefully elaborated.
  9. Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect; as, a finished poem, a finished education. " The keen observation and ironical pleasantry of a finished man of the world."- Macaulay. " There are two great and separate senses in which we call a thing finished. One, which refers to the mere neatness and completeness of the actual work, as we speak of a well- finished knife- handle or ivory toy; and secondly, a sense which refers to the effect produced by the thing done, as we call a picture well- finished, if it is so full in its details as to produce the effect of reality."- Ruskin.
  10. Complete perfect, said of work, either in itself as work, or in its effect as art.
  11. Complete; perfect in the highest degree.
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Usage examples for finished

  1. And when it was finished I knew that I'd never tell Mother, that I'd never write to Jerry- not the letter that I was going to write. – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  2. At last he seemed to have finished. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  3. Show it to me when you have finished. – A Filbert Is a Nut by Rick Raphael
  4. Some of them, at any rate, I finished, know what she's coming for. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  5. When he finished he looked up. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  6. When it was finished she had brought it on to New York and had remained here ever since. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  7. You have nearly finished the last job, haven't you, Grannie? – Good Luck by L. T. Meade
  8. I haven't finished my letter. – Marjorie Dean High School Freshman by Pauline Lester
  9. When he finished I left him, touched and ashamed. – Weird Tales. Vol. I by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  10. I have just finished. – The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle
  11. Yes; very well, when you have finished, come here, and we will see what can be done. – Paul Patoff by F. Marion Crawford
  12. When he had finished she spoke very quietly. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  13. He might have finished the whole thing up." – His Sombre Rivals by E. P. Roe
  14. Then for a while no more finished. – The Crimson Sweater by Ralph Henry Barbour
  15. I have finished, said Sun Bird. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  16. His work was finished, and he could return to England. – The Explorer by W. Somerset Maugham
  17. "- Won't let me go home," she finished for him. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  18. " So you've just got to own up, old man," I finished. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  19. Bart scowled and stopped till Dinny had finished and gone, leaving the prisoner alone with his thoughts, which were of liberty. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  20. Then Sandy Chipmunk's house was finished. – The Tale of Sandy Chipmunk by Arthur Scott Bailey
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