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.
Fin·ished a. Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect; as, a finished poem; a finished education.
Finished work Mach., work that is made smooth or polished, though not necessarily completed.
adj 1: (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state;
"a finished product" [ant: unfinished]
2: ended or brought to an end; "are you finished?"; "gave me
the finished manuscript"; "the manuscript is finished";
"almost finished with his studies" [ant: unfinished]
3: (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"
4: having a surface coating or finish applied; "the finished
bookcase costs much more than the unfinished ones"
5: brought to ruin; "after the revolution the aristocracy was
finished"; "the unsuccessful run for office left him
ruined politically and economically" [syn: ruined]