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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finish  \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.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finish  \Fin"ish\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  finishes,  puts  an  end  to?  or  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)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finish  \Fin"ish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Finished};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Finishing}.]  [F.  finir  (with  a  stem  finiss-  in  several 
  forms,  whence  E.  -ish:  see  -ish.),fr.  L.  finire  to  limit, 
  finish,  end  fr  finis  boundary,  limit,  end  perh.  for 
  fidnis,  and  akin  findere  to  cleave,  E.  fissure.] 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  finish 
  n  1:  a  decorative  texture  or  appearance  of  a  surface;  "the  boat 
  had  a  metallic  finish"  [syn:  {coating},  {finishing}] 
  2:  the  concluding  time;  "he  awaited  the  grand  finale";  "he 
  stayed  until  the  finish";  "he  left  before  the  conclusion" 
  [syn:  {stopping  point},  {finale},  {finis},  {last},  {terminus}, 
  {conclusion},  {close}] 
  3:  the  ending  of  a  contest  (as  a  race);  "it  was  an  exciting 
  finish";  "I  didn't  stay  for  the  close  of  the  tournament" 
  [syn:  {close}] 
  4:  the  absolute  defeat  and  death  of  persons  on  one  side  of  a 
  conflict;  "it  was  a  fight  to  the  finish";  "he  will  be  the 
  finish  of  me" 
  5:  the  act  of  finishing;  "the  speaker's  finish  was  greeted  with 
  applause"  [syn:  {finishing}]  [ant:  {beginning}] 
  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  as  in  "He  ended  up  marrying  his 
  high  school  sweetheart"  [syn:  {end  up},  {wind  up}] 
  3:  have  an  end  in  a  temporal,  spatial,  or  quantitative  sense: 
  "My  property  ends  by  the  bushes";  "The  symphony  ends  in  a 
  pianissimo"  [syn:  {end},  {terminate},  {cease}]  [ant:  {begin}] 
  4:  provide  with  a  finish,  as  of  furniture,  for  example 
  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" 




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