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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fin·ish /ˈfɪnɪʃ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fin·ish, v. i.
 1. To come to an end; to terminate.
    His days may finish ere that hapless time.   --Shak.
 2. To end; to die. [R.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fin·ish, n.
 1. That which finishes, puts an end toor perfects.
 2. Arch. The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.
 3. Fine Arts (a) The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like. (b) See Finishing coat, under Finishing.
 4. The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.
 5. Completion; -- opposed to start, or beginning.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fin·ish v. t. [imp. & p. p. Finished p. pr. & vb. n. Finishing.]
 1. To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.
 And heroically hath finished
 A life heroic.   --Milton.
 2. To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
 Syn: -- To end; terminate; close; conclude; complete; accomplish; perfect.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: coating, finishing]
      2: 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"
      3: the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament
         was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with
         applause" [syn: finishing] [ant: beginning]
      4: the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey);
         "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly
         exhuasted as their destination came into view" [syn: destination,
      5: 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" [syn: stopping point, finale, finis, last,
          conclusion, close]
      6: (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"
      7: 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" [syn: ending,
          conclusion] [ant: beginning]
      8: 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"
      9: 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 [syn: polish, refinement, culture,
      v 1: 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"
           [syn: complete]
      2: finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high
         school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and
         living at home again" [syn: 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; "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" [syn: end,
         stop, terminate, cease] [ant: begin]
      4: provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table
      5: finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table;
         "She polished off the remaining potatoes" [syn: eat up,
         polish off]
      6: cause to finish a relationship with somebody; "That finished
         me with Mary"