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Pronunciation : Fin"ish
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [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.]
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Finished; p. pr. & vb. n. Finishing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fin"ish
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To come to an end; to terminate. His days may finish ere that hapless time. Shak.

2. To end; to die. [R.] Shak.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fin"ish
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. That which finishes, puts an end to

2. (Arch.)

Defn: 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 Ant: start, or Ant: beginning.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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