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Finish meaning

finish - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. finally be or do something; " He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; " he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
  2. 2. provide with a finish; " The carpenter finished the table beautifully"
  3. 3. To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.
  4. 4. To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
  5. 5. To come to an end; to terminate.
  6. 6. To end; to die.
  7. 7. The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.
  8. 8. The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.
  9. 9. See Finishing coat, under Finishing.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. That which finishes, puts an end to or perfects.
  12. 12. Completion; - opposed to start, or beginning.
  13. 13. That which finishes; last touch or process.
  14. 14. To end; conclude; complete; perfect.

finish - examples of usage

  1. She told me that they would live quite near us, and see us every day; and she would go on with the Life, and we should finish it as we had meant to. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " You'll have to finish telling me afterwards," he said. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. " I've looked into every other room in the house, and this is the only one they didn't finish. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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