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Adjective: finished  fi-nisht
  1. (of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected
    "a dazzling and finished piece of writing"; "a finished violinist"
  2. Having a surface coating or finish applied
    "the finished bookcase costs much more than the unfinished ones"
  3. Brought to ruin
    "after the revolution the aristocracy was finished";
    - ruined, downfallen
  4. (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state
    "a finished product"
  5. Ended or brought to an end
    "are you finished?"; "gave me the finished manuscript"
Verb: finish  fi-nish
  1. Come or bring to 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
    "He finished up marrying his high school sweetheart";
    - 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
    "My property finishes by the bushes";
    - end, stop, terminate, cease
  4. Provide with a finish
    "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly"
  5. Complete eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    "She finished the remaining potatoes";
    - eat up, polish off [informal]
  6. Cause to finish a relationship with somebody
    "That finished me with Mary"

See also: all over, complete, concluded, destroyed, done, done with, dressed, ended, fattened, fattening, fin de siècle, fin-de-siecle, fin-de-siècle, out of the way, out-of-the-way, over, painted, polished, processed, smooth, terminated, through, through with, up

Type of: act, coat, eat, end, move, surface, terminate

Antonym: start, unfinished

Encyclopedia: Finished