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Definition 1: the act of finishing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his best finish in a major tournament was third
  • the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) a concluding action

(... is a kind of finish ) the concluding part of any performance

Definition 2: a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance) - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

(... is a kind of finish ) a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.

(... is a kind of finish ) a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing

"his trousers had a sharp crease and you could see your reflection in his shoeshine"

Definition 3: (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish

(finish is a kind of ...) the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus

"the candy left him with a bad taste" "the melon had a delicious taste"

(finish belongs to category ...) a small amount (especially of food or wine)

Definition 4: designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(finish is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of finish ) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

"the game ended in a draw" "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"

(... is a kind of finish ) in general, any very close finish; in particular, a finish of a race in which the contestants are so close together that the winner must be determined from a photograph taken at the instant of finishing

(... is a kind of finish ) a finish in second place (as in a race)

(... is a kind of finish ) a finish in third place (as in a race)

Definition 5: the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • booze will be the finish of him
  • it was a fight to the finish

(finish is a kind of ...) failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

Definition 6: event whose occurrence ends something - [noun denoting event]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his death marked the ending of an era
  • when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of finish ) the final stage or concluding parts of an event or occurrence

"the end was exciting" "I had to miss the last of the movie"

(... is a kind of finish ) something that results

"he listened for the results on the radio"

(... is a kind of finish ) an inevitable ending

(... is a kind of finish ) an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something

(... is a kind of finish ) the ending of a series or sequence

"the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"

(... is a kind of finish ) the event of something ending

"it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"

(... is a kind of finish ) a successful ending of a struggle or contest

"a narrow victory" "the general always gets credit for his army's victory" "clinched a victory" "convincing victory" "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

(... is a kind of finish ) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

"it was a narrow defeat" "the army's only defeat" "they suffered a convincing licking"

Definition 7: the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crowd assembled at the finish
  • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

(... is a kind of finish ) a line indicating the location of the finish of a race

Definition 8: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality - [noun denoting state]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) the state of being without a flaw or defect

Definition 9: the temporal end; the concluding time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

Definition 10: finally be or do something - [verb of change]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
  • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 11: come or bring to a finish or an end - [verb of change]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(... is a kind of finish ) finish a game in baseball by protecting a lead

"The relief pitcher closed with two runs in the second inning"

(... is a kind of finish ) finish up or conclude

"They topped off their dinner with a cognac" "top the evening with champagne"

(... is a kind of finish ) finish a task completely

"I finally got through this homework assignment"

(... is a kind of finish ) remain with until completion

"I must see the job through"

(... is a kind of finish ) fill out

"These studies round out the results of many years of research"

(... is a kind of finish ) pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

"Did he go through with the treatment?" "He implemented a new economic plan" "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

(... is a kind of finish ) put in effect

"carry out a task" "execute the decision of the people" "He actioned the operation"

Definition 12: cause to finish a relationship with somebody - [verb of change]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • That finished me with Mary

(finish is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Definition 13: finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table - [verb of consumption]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She polished off the remaining potatoes

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(finish is a kind of ...) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

(... is a kind of finish ) eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food

"My son tucked in a whole pizza"

(... is a kind of finish ) eat up completely, as with great appetite

"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal" "The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them"

Definition 14: provide with a finish - [verb of contact]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The carpenter finished the table beautifully
  • this shirt is not finished properly

(finish is a kind of ...) put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface

"coat the cake with chocolate"

(... is a kind of finish ) put a finish on

"dress the surface smooth"

(... is a kind of finish ) finish with a broom

Definition 15: have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical - [verb of stative]

Samples where finish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for finish in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of finish ) go out of existence

"She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away"

(... is a kind of finish ) come to or be at an end

"the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

(... is a kind of finish ) result or end

"How will the game turn out?"

(... is a kind of finish ) come to a close

"The concert closed with a nocturne by Chopin"

(... is a kind of finish ) become invisible or unnoticeable

"The effect vanished when day broke"

(... is a kind of finish ) to be spent or finished

"The money had gone after a few days" "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest"

(... is a kind of finish ) become used up; be exhausted

"Our supplies finally ran out"

(... is a kind of finish ) end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

"The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

(... is a kind of finish ) cease to exist

"An entire civilization vanished"

(... is a kind of finish ) close at the end of a session

"The court adjourned"

(... is a kind of finish ) become extinguished

"The lights suddenly went out and we were in the dark"

(... is a kind of finish ) cease operating

"The pump suddenly cut out"

(... is a kind of finish ) end, at least for a long time

"The correspondence lapsed"

(... is a kind of finish ) come to an end

"The heat wave finally broke yesterday"

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