Synonyms for (noun) finish

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: closing, completion, windup, mop up, culmination

Definition: a concluding action


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: decorativeness

Definition: an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: taste, taste perception, taste sensation, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation

Definition: the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

Usage: the candy left him with a bad taste; the melon had a delicious taste


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: ruin, ruination, downfall

Definition: failure that results in a loss of position or reputation


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: end, terminal

Definition: either extremity of something that has length

Usage: the end of the pier; she knotted the end of the thread; they rode to the end of the line; the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: ne plus ultra, perfection, flawlessness

Definition: the state of being without a flaw or defect


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: end, ending

Definition: the point in time at which something ends

Usage: the end of the year; the ending of warranty period

Synonyms for (verb) finish

Synonyms: finish

Definition: cause to finish a relationship with somebody

Usage: That finished me with Mary

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: eat

Definition: take in solid food

Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?


Synonyms: finish

Definition: provide with a finish

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

Similar words: surface, coat

Definition: put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

Usage: coat the cake with chocolate