Definitions of finish:
  • noun:   the act of finishing
    Example: "His best finish in a major tournament was third"
  • noun:   (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
    Example: "The wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"
  • noun:   the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)
    Example: "Booze will be the finish of him"
  • noun:   designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
    Example: "Excitement grew as the finish neared"
  • noun:   the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    Example: "A crowd assembled at the finish"
  • noun:   a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    Example: "The boat had a metallic finish"
  • noun:   event whose occurrence ends something
    Example: "When these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
  • noun:   the temporal end; the concluding time
    Example: "The market was up at the finish"
  • noun:   a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    Example: "Almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art--Joseph Conrad"
  • verb:   cause to finish a relationship with somebody
    Example: "That finished me with Mary"
  • verb:   provide with a finish
    Example: "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"
  • verb:   come or bring to a finish or an end
    Example: "He finished the dishes"
  • verb:   finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
  • verb:   have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  • verb:   finally be or do something

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