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Definition of Finish


  1. To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.
  2. To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
  3. To come to an end; to terminate.
  4. To end; to die.
  5. That which finishes, puts an end to/ or perfects.
  6. The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.
  7. The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.
  8. See Finishing coat, under Finishing.
  9. 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.
  10. Completion; -- opposed to start, or beginning.

Finish Quotations

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

I'm just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that's the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.
Tim Tebow

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Richard M. Nixon

When I was growing up, my parents told me, 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters, 'Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.'
Thomas Friedman

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
John Locke
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Finish Translations

finish in Afrikaans is eindig
finish in Danish is fuldende
finish in Dutch is aantikken
finish in Finnish is lopetta
finish in German is beenden
finish in Italian is finire, appretare, preparare
finish in Latin is expleo explevi expletum, consumo, exitus, exigo
finish in Portuguese is revestimento
finish in Spanish is terminar
finish in Swedish is sluta
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