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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finishing  \Fin"ish*ing\,  n. 
  The  act  or  process  of  completing  or  perfecting;  the  final 
  work  upon  or  ornamentation  of  a  thing 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Finishing  \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.  --Raymond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  finishing 
  n  1:  a  decorative  texture  or  appearance  of  a  surface;  "the  boat 
  had  a  metallic  finish"  [syn:  {coating},  {finish}] 
  2:  the  act  of  finishing;  "the  speaker's  finish  was  greeted  with 
  applause"  [syn:  {finish}]  [ant:  {beginning}] 




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