Finish

Definition of Finish

Fin´ish
v. t.1.To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.
[imp. & p. p. Finished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Finishing.]
2.To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
v. i.1.To come to an end; to terminate.
His days may finish ere that hapless time.
- Shak.
2.To end; to die.
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) The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.
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.

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