finish finish  /ˈfɪ nɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
  2. (n) the temporal end; the concluding time
  3. (n) a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
  4. (n) the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
  5. (n) designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)
  6. (n) the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)
  7. (n) event whose occurrence ends something
  8. (n) (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)
  9. (n) the act of finishing
  10. (v) come or bring to a finish or an end
  11. (v) finally be or do something
  12. (v) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
  13. (v) provide with a finish
  14. (v) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
  15. (v) cause to finish a relationship with somebody

Usage(s):

  1. A runner is transported to an aid station near the finish of the Chicago Marathon October 7, 2007.
  2. Calvin herself dons the vintage 501s, often for a year straight to inspire a new finish.
  3. Six miles from the finish, the race was clearly between De Bruyn and Hennigan.

News

  1. Vikings finish seventh at 1-A sectional tourney

    DUNLAP (May 10) -- A-H-S-T scored a 413 to finish seventh at the Class 1-A Sectional Boys Golf Tournament May 10 in Dunlap.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Harlan Tribune

  2. Crossroads resident's plane first to cross finish at Air Race Classic; winner not yet announced

    One Crossroads pilot's plane was the first to cross the finish line at this year's Air Race Classic.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Victoria Advocate

  3. Video: Beyond the Finish Line – Episode 09 “Welcome to Hangtown”

    Beyond the Finish Line follows the Rockstar Energy Racing team on and off the track as they take on the 2013 moto season. Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be the best and the perks that come with it.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Cycle News

Quotes

  1. "I'm a little gutted to be honest," said Donovan, who scored his 43rd goal for his country. "I don't know how they stole that third goal from us. It's too bad because that was a fair goal I think. I saw a good finish and a good goal. I'm not...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Donovan Source: SkySports

  2. "I thought, I don't care if I win this race or not," Johnson said. "I don't care if I finish this damn thing. I'm running into him and get by him one way or another."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: Washington Post

  3. "We are now incredibly close to making health insurance reform a reality in this country," Obama told reporters in a White House appearance shortly after the Senate vote. "Our challenge now is to finish the job."
    on Dec 25, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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