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finish meaning

EN[ˈfɪnɪʃ]
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WFinish
  • Finish refer to:
  • Finishing in the distillation of Scotch
  • Finished good, a good that is completed as to manufacturing but not yet sold or distributed to the end-user
  • Surface finishing, various industrial processes for modifying a workpiece's surface
  • Mechanical finish, processes that modify a surface using mechanical means
  • Wood finishing, the process of embellishing and/or protecting the surface of wooden objects
  • Eli Finish, Israeli comedian
  • Finish (detergent), a dishwasher detergent made by Reckitt Benckiser

    Definition of finish in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfinishesSUF-ish
    1. an end: the end of anything.
      1. a protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.
        1. The car's finish was so shiny and new. ‎
      2. the result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.
        1. (sports) a shot on goal, especially one that ends in a goal.
          1. The Italian opted for Bolton's Cahill alongside captain John Terry - and his decision was rewarded with a goal after only 13 minutes. Bulgaria gave a hint of defensive frailties to come when they failed to clear Young's corner, and when Gareth Barry found Cahill in the box he applied the finish past Nikolay Mihaylov.
      3. VerbSGfinishesPRfinishingPT, PPfinished
        1. VT to complete (something).
          1. Please finish your homework! ‎
        2. VT to apply a treatment to (a surface or similar).
          1. The furniture was finished in teak veneer. ‎
        3. VT to change an animal's food supply in the months before it is due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.
          1. Due to BSE, cows in the United Kingdom must be finished and slaughtered before 30 months of age. ‎
        4. VI to come to an end.
          1. The song has finished. ‎
      4. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • You should lay a foundation, even if you can't finish the project.
          • Information acquired in that way, makes an impression ; this "boning" up for an examination is all right as a finishing touch, but it will not last.
          • ( intransitive or transitive ) We'd better get this project going. If we don't get going on it soon, we won't finish in time. ‎
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • He procrastinated until the last minute and had to stay up all night to finish.
          • I've been banging away at the essay for ages, but it still isn't finished.
          • There’s a hint of tropicality, with mango kicking in on the crisp citrus finish.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en finished
            2. en finishing
            3. en finisht
            4. en finish'd
            5. en finisher
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            Meaning of finish for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "finish" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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