- Verb: finish finish
- Come or bring to a finish or an end
"He finished the dishes"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"
- Finally be or do something
- finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up
- Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
- end, stop, terminate, cease
- Provide with a finish
"The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly"
- Finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
- eat up, polish off
- Cause to finish a relationship with somebody
"That finished me with Mary"
- 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"
- coating, finishing
- The temporal end; the concluding time
"the market was up at the finish"
- stopping point, finale, finis, last, conclusion, close
- A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
"almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"
- polish, refinement, culture, cultivation
- The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
"a crowd assembled at the finish"
- destination, goal
- 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"
- Event whose occurrence ends something
"when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
- ending, conclusion
- (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
"the wine has a nutty flavour and a pleasant finish"
- The act of finishing
"his best finish in a major tournament was third"
Sounds like: Finnish
Derived forms: finishing, finishes, finished
See also: finisher
Type of: act, closing, coat, completion, culmination, decorativeness, downfall, eat, end, ending, flawlessness, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, happening, mop up, move, natural event, ne plus ultra, occurrence, occurrent, perfection, ruin, ruination, surface, taste, taste perception, taste sensation, terminal, terminate, windup
- Come or bring to a finish or an end
The texture, color, and smoothness of a surface, and other properties affecting appearance.2.
The texture and smoothness of a concrete surface after compacting and finishing operations have been performed.3.
A finish coat.4.
■ verb [+ obj or no obj]
to be at a particular price or level at the end of a period of trading on a stock exchange:
The Nikkei stock average finished 2% higher yesterday.
China Telecom (= its share price) finished the morning session at HK$1.45.
the end of a period of trading on a stock exchange; the level of share prices, etc. at this time:
At London's finish, the Dow Jones was down 0.8 per cent.
The share price rose to $1.94 from a finish of $1.81 yesterday.
the final details that are added to sth to make it complete:
The packaging gives the product a stylish finish.
the last covering of paint, polish, etc. that is put onto the surface of sth; the condition of the surface:
a gloss/matt finish
The pens come with either a silver or a gilt finish.
The cupboards are available in a range wood finishes.
Used in the context of general equities. See: Fill.
- More: Next
- this sprang will finish off the insects.
- i estimated that i should finish in ten days.
- i must finish my work before i go home.
- we had hoped to finish by four o'clock.
- he could finish up dead or badly injured.