Definitions for FINISH
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word FINISH.
coating, finish, finishingnoun
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"
stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, closenoun
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"
polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finishnoun
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
finish, destination, goalnoun
the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
"a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"
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"
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"
ending, conclusion, finishnoun
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"
(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"
the act of finishing
"his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
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"
finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up, finishverb
finally be or do something
"He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
end, stop, finish, terminate, ceaseverb
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"
provide with a finish
"The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly"
eat up, finish, polish offverb
finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
"She polished off the remaining potatoes"
cause to finish a relationship with somebody
"That finished me with Mary"
An end: the end of anything.
A protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.
The car's finish was so shiny and new.
The result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.
A shot on goal, especially one that ends in a goal.
To complete (something).
Please finish your homework!
To apply a treatment to (a surface or similar).
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: finir, French; finio, Latin.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Luke xiv. 28.
As he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace. 2 Cor. viii. 6.
A poet uses episodes; but episodes, taken separately, finish nothing. Notes on the Odyssey.
Though here you all perfection should not find,
Yet is it all th’ Eternal Will design’d;
It is a finish’d work, and perfect in his kind. Richard Blackmore.
I would make what bears your name as finished as my last work ought to be; that is, more finished than the rest. Alexander Pope.
"Finish" as a verb generally refers to bringing something to a completion or an end. This could involve completing a task, project, race or a piece of work. As a noun, "finish" refers to the final or completed stage or part of something. It can also refer to the surface appearance or texture of a material, often related to its glossiness or smoothness.
to arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate
to bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish
to come to an end; to terminate
to end; to die
that which finishes, puts an end to/ or perfects
the joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish
the labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like
see Finishing coat, under Finishing
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
completion; -- opposed to start, or beginning
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fin′ish, v.t. to end or complete the making of anything: to perfect: to give the last touches to: to put an end to, to destroy.—n. that which finishes or completes: the end of a race, hunt, &c.: last touch, careful elaboration, polish: the last coat of plaster to a wall.—p.adj. Fin′ished, brought to an end or to completion: complete: perfect.—n. Fin′isher, one who finishes, completes, or perfects: in bookbinding, the one who puts the last touches to the book in the way of gilding and decoration. [Fr. finir, finissant—L. finīre—finis, an end.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FINISH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4188
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FINISH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #955
Rank popularity for the word 'FINISH' in Nouns Frequency: #1988
Rank popularity for the word 'FINISH' in Verbs Frequency: #187
The numerical value of FINISH in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of FINISH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
We are moving towards the end, but we just don't know when it will come. In Liberia it took a long time - it took about two months to move from single-figure cases to zero - so we are not anticipating that this will be a very rapid thing, that's why I am telling everyone ... don't turn away, don't let off the effort: we must finish it and finish it well.
If we cannot finish this year, we will finish next year, that's for sure.
I don't exactly know what my plans are as I need to first finish here, i am really focused on my job, (I will) do what I have to do, finish this week and enjoy it a little bit as well.
Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.
Always remember, you can never finish work, but work can finish you.
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Translations for FINISH
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- فرغ, أنهى, أتمم, انتهيArabic
- ско́нчыць, зака́нчваць, канча́цьBelarusian
- край, фина́л, завършвам, финиширамBulgarian
- finalitzar, fita, fi, terminar, meta, acabar, finirCatalan, Valencian
- dokončit, skončit, konecCzech
- slutning, finishDanish
- Ende, beenden, fertigstellen, aufhören, Lack, endenGerman
- τέλος, τελειώνωGreek
- finiĝi, finiEsperanto
- finalizar, acabarse, terminar, meta, acabar, fin, terminarseSpanish
- تمام کردن, تمام شدنPersian
- viimeistellä, loppu, tehdä loppuun, pintakäsittely, loppua, päättyä, maaliFinnish
- fin, fini, achever, finir, se terminerFrench
- crìochnaichScottish Gaelic
- ख़त्म होना, ख़त्म करना, अंत करनाHindi
- finiHaitian Creole
- befejezés, befejez, végezHungarian
- վախճան, վերջ, վերջացնել, ավարտArmenian
- fin, termination, terminar, finirInterlingua
- tamat, selesaiIndonesian
- fine, rifinire, finireItalian
- 全うする, 終わる, 終了, 終える, 仕上げる, 終わりJapanese
- 완성하다, 종료하다, 끝내다Korean
- finis, terminus, finior, finio, finem habeo, terminorLatin
- beigas, beigt, pabeigtLatvian
- meet, finish, beëindigen, eindstreep, afwerkenDutch
- avslutte, slutt, toppstrøk, finish, avslutning, fullføreNorwegian
- acabar, terminar, finirOccitan
- koniec, dokonać, skończyć, dokonywaćPolish
- arrematar, rematar, final, acabamento, concluir, fim, acabar, finalizar, terminarPortuguese
- sfârșit, termina, final, lacRomanian
- зака́нчивать, лак, отде́лка, заверши́ть, зака́нчиваться, око́нчить, оконча́ние, око́нчиться, зако́нчить, зако́нчиться, заверша́ть, коне́ц, фина́лRussian
- slutföra, finish, avsluta, yta, mål, fullfölja, gå i målSwedish
- పూర్తిచేయు, అంతమవు, పూర్తవు, ముగించుTelugu
- bitirmek, bitişTurkish
- скі́нчити, кінча́ти, закі́нчувати, закі́нчитиUkrainian
- ختم کرنا, ختم ہونا, ختمUrdu
- làm xong, kết thúc, hoàn thànhVietnamese
- fimekön, finük, finükön, lemekön, finVolapük
- achever, esse fini, fini, esse tot fwait, esse foû, esse houteWalloon
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