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finishing meaning

Pronunciation:   "finishing" in a sentence
  • Noun: finishing  finishing
    1. A decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
      - coating, finish 
    2. The act of finishing
      "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
      - finish
    Verb: finish  finish
    1. 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"
      - complete 
    2. Finally be or do something
      - 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
      - end, stop, terminate, cease 
    4. Provide with a finish
      "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly" 
    5. Finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
      - eat up, polish off 
    6. Cause to finish a relationship with somebody
      "That finished me with Mary"

    Derived forms: finishings

    See also: finisher

    Type of: act, closing, coat, completion, culmination, decorativeness, eat, end, mop up, move, surface, terminate, windup

    Encyclopedia: Finish

    Finishing Finishing, Construction


  • [Architecture]

    Leveling, smoothing, compacting, and otherwise treating surfaces of fresh (or recently placed) concrete or mortar to produce desired appearance and texture.


  • [Electronics]
    The careful handwork and testing involved in bringing a crystal blank to a condition that is acceptable as finished, according to specifications.

Examples

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  1. put the finishing touches to a piece of work.
  2. please wait : i am just finishing a letter.
  3. lewis plans on finishing his work on thursday.
  4. lynn is now concentrating on finishing the term paper.
  5. it had put the finishing touch of reality.

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