1 a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); "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" [syn: coating, finishing]
2 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"
3 the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause" [syn: finishing] [ant: beginning]
4 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" [syn: destination, goal]
5 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" [syn: stopping point, finale, finis, last, conclusion, close]
6 (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); "the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"
7 event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show" [syn: ending, conclusion] [ant: beginning]
8 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"
9 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 [syn: polish, refinement, culture, cultivation]
1 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" [syn: complete]
2 finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again" [syn: finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up]
3 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" [syn: end, stop, terminate, cease] [ant: begin]
4 provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"
5 finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes" [syn: eat up, polish off]
6 cause to finish a relationship with somebody; "That finished me with Mary"
- Catalan: meta, fita
- Chinese: 终结
- Danish: slutning
- Dutch: eindstreep, finish, meet
- Finnish: loppu, maali
- French: fin
- German: Ende
- Greek: τέλος
- Interlingua: fin, termination
- Italian: fine
- Latvian: beigas
- Norwegian: avslutning m|f, slutt
- Polish: koniec
- Portuguese: fim, acabamento
- Spanish: meta, fin
- Volapük: fin, finük
- Danish: finish
- Finnish: pintakäsittely
- French: fini
- German: Lack
score in scuffleball
- To complete (something).
- Please finish your homework!
- To apply a treatment to (a surface, etc).
- The furniture was finished in teak veneer.
- To change an animal's food supply in the months before it is
due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.
- Due to BSE, cows in the United Kingdom must be finished and slaughtered before 30 months of age.
- : To come to an end.
- The song has finished.
- Czech: dokončit
- Dutch: afwerken, beëindigen
- Finnish: lopettaa (1), viimeistellä (2)
- French: finir, achever
- Galician: acabar
- German: beenden
- Greek: τελειώνω
- Interlingua: finir, terminar
- Irish: críochnaigh
- Italian: finire
- Latvian: beigt, pabeigt
- Norwegian: avslutte
- Polish: dokonywać, dokonać
- Portuguese: acabar
- Spanish: acabar, terminar
- Telugu: ముగించు (mugimchu) పూర్తిచేయు (poorthicheyu)
- Thai: เสร็จ
- Volapük: fimekön, finükön, lemekön
to apply a final treatment to
- Finnish: viimeistellä
- German: fertigstellen
to come to an end
- finish (protective coating)
- finish, end
Finish may mean:
- Finnish (disambiguation), peoples or language of the European country Finland.
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