Dictionary Results for finish


1. finish - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): coating, finishing

Hypernym(s): decorativeness




2. finish - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): stopping_point, finale, finis, last, conclusion, close

Hypernym(s): end, ending




3. finish - noun

· 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

Synonym(s): polish, refinement, culture, cultivation

Hypernym(s): perfection, flawlessness, ne_plus_ultra




4. finish - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): destination, goal

Hypernym(s): end, terminal




5. finish - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




6. finish - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): downfall, ruin, ruination




7. finish - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): ending, conclusion

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event




8. finish - noun

· (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"

Hypernym(s): taste, taste_sensation, gustatory_sensation, taste_perception, gustatory_perception




9. finish - noun

· the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"

Synonym(s): finishing

Hypernym(s): completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop_up

Antonym(s): start




10. finish - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): complete

Hypernym(s): end, terminate




11. finish - verb

· finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"

Synonym(s): finish_up, land_up, fetch_up, end_up, wind_up

Hypernym(s): act, move




12. finish - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): end, stop, terminate, cease




13. finish - verb

· provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly"

Hypernym(s): coat, surface




14. finish - verb

· finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes"

Synonym(s): eat_up, polish_off

Hypernym(s): eat




15. finish - verb

· cause to finish a relationship with somebody; "That finished me with Mary"

Hypernym(s): end, terminate





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