What is 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
    Synonyms: polish, refinement, culture, cultivation
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Brushed Metal
... metal is metal with a unidirectional satin finish ... In the case of stainless steel the grooves of the finish can accumulate chloride ions which break down the chromium oxide passivation layer, enabling rusting to occur ... The intensity of the brushed finish is specified as a surface roughness and is typically between 0.5-1.5 micrometres Ra ...
Gumball 3000 - History - 2005
... The finish line was in Monaco's Casino Square prior to the F1 Grand Prix ... Kathy Huddart, whose Caterham 7 broke down just shy of the finish line ... The two were transported to the finish line by Gumball legend Alex Roy in his "Guardia Civil" Team Polizei BMW M5 who finished 2nd dressed as a Spanish cop ...
Jacky Durand - Lone Breaks
... told Durand to attack far from the finish "because he didn't want to see Laurent Brochard in blue, white and red and even less did he want a second consecutive title ... They finish the Tour without having attacked once, maybe the whole of the season, even the whole of their career ... I'd rather finish shattered and last having attacked a hundred times than finish 25th without having tried ...
Julie Moss
... she found herself with a comfortable lead, but approximately two miles before the finish line, she became severely dehydrated ... the course, only to be passed moments before the finish line by competitor Kathleen McCartney ... Her struggle to finish the Ironman was broadcast around the world, and provided inspiration to many to compete in Ironman events ...

More definitions of "finish":

  • (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"
  • (verb): Finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table.
    Synonyms: eat up, polish off
  • (noun): The act of finishing.
    Example: "His best finish in a major tournament was third"
    Synonyms: finishing
  • (noun): The downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict).
    Example: "Booze will be the finish of him"; "it was a fight to the finish"
  • (verb): Provide with a finish.
    Example: "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"
  • (noun): Event whose occurrence ends something.
    Example: "When these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
    Synonyms: ending, conclusion
  • (noun): A decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance).
    Example: "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"
    Synonyms: coating, finishing
  • (noun): The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey).
    Example: "A crowd assembled at the finish"
    Synonyms: destination, goal
  • (verb): Come or bring to a finish or an end.
    Synonyms: complete
  • (verb): Cause to finish a relationship with somebody.
    Example: "That finished me with Mary"
  • (verb): Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical.
    Synonyms: end, stop, terminate, cease
  • (noun): Designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race).
    Example: "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"

Famous quotes containing the word finish:

    None can re-enter there—
    No thief so politic,
    No Satan with a royal trick
    Steal in by window, chink, or hole,
    To bind or unbind, add what lacked,
    Insert a leaf, or forge a name,
    New-face or finish what is packed,
    Alter or mend eternal fact.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow ... the coup de grĂ¢ce for the painter as well as for the picture.
    Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

    An accurate charting of the American woman’s progress through history might look more like a corkscrew tilted slightly to one side, its loops inching closer to the line of freedom with the passage of time—but like a mathematical curve approaching infinity, never touching its goal. . . . Each time, the spiral turns her back just short of the finish line.
    Susan Faludi (20th century)