Definitions for finish

Definitions for (noun) finish

Main entry: finish, finishing

Definition: the act of finishing

Usage: his best finish in a major tournament was third; the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

Main entry: finish, finishing, coating

Definition: a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)

Usage: the boat had a metallic finish; he applied a coat of a clear finish; when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly

Main entry: finish

Definition: (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)

Usage: the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish

Main entry: ending, finish, conclusion

Definition: event whose occurrence ends something

Usage: his death marked the ending of an era; when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show

Main entry: finish

Definition: the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)

Usage: booze will be the finish of him; it was a fight to the finish

Main entry: finish

Definition: designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

Usage: 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

Main entry: finish, destination, goal

Definition: the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

Usage: a crowd assembled at the finish; he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

Main entry: cultivation, culture, finish, refinement, polish

Definition: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

Usage: 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

Main entry: conclusion, finale, finis, finish, last, stopping point, close

Definition: the temporal end; the concluding time

Usage: 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

Definitions for (verb) finish

Main entry: finish

Definition: cause to finish a relationship with somebody

Usage: That finished me with Mary

Main entry: fetch up, finish, finish up, end up, wind up, land up

Definition: finally be or do something

Usage: He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart; he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

Main entry: finish, complete

Definition: come or bring to a finish or an end

Usage: 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

Main entry: eat up, finish, polish off

Definition: finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table

Usage: She polished off the remaining potatoes

Main entry: finish

Definition: provide with a finish

Usage: The carpenter finished the table beautifully; this shirt is not finished properly

Main entry: cease, stop, terminate, finish, end

Definition: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

Usage: 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

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