Textual thesaurus for "finish"

(noun) finishing

the act of finishing

his best finish in a major tournament was third; the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

(noun) finishing, coating

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

(noun) ending, conclusion

event whose occurrence ends something

his death marked the ending of an era; when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show

(noun) destination, goal

the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

a crowd assembled at the finish; he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

(noun) cultivation, culture, refinement, polish

a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

they performed with great polish; I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose; almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art--Joseph Conrad

(noun) conclusion, finale, finis, last, stopping point, close

the temporal end; the concluding time

the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell; the market was up at the finish; they were playing better at the close of the season

(verb) fetch up, finish up, end up, wind up, land up

finally be or do something

He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart; he wound up being unemployed and living at home again

(verb) complete

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

(verb) eat up, polish off

finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table

She polished off the remaining potatoes

(verb) cease, stop, terminate, end

have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed; Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other; My property ends by the bushes; The symphony ends in a pianissimo