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·ish·ing, n. The act or process of completing or perfecting; the final work upon or ornamentation of a thing.
Fin·ish·ing, a. Tending to complete or to render fit for the market or for use.
Finishing coat. (a) Plastering the final coat of plastering applied to walls and ceilings, usually white and rubbed smooth. (b) Painting The final coat of paint, usually differently mixed applied from the others.
Finishing press, a machine for pressing fabrics.
Finishing rolls Iron Working, the rolls of a train which receive the bar from roughing rolls, and reduce it to its finished shape.
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, finish]
2: the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament
was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with
applause" [syn: finish] [ant: beginning]