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finish

fin·ish

finish

 
 
pronunciation:
fI nihsh
parts of speech:
verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: finished, finishes, finishing
definition 1: to reach or cause the end of; complete.
Let's take a swim when we finish school today.Did you finish that book?
synonyms:
close, complete, conclude, end, terminate, wind up
antonyms:
begin
similar words:
accomplish, cap, carry out, cease, clinch, crown, discontinue, dispose of, do, fulfill, leave off, perfect, quit, round out, stop, wrap up
definition 2: to completely use up or eat (often followed by "up" or "off").
Someone finished off the last of the cake.
synonyms:
polish off, use up
similar words:
complete, consume, devour, drink, eat, run out of
definition 3: to put a polish on or coat the surface of.
She finished the old oak floors to protect them.
synonyms:
lacquer, varnish
similar words:
coat, polish, surface
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the end or last part of something.
It was a long movie, but we watched it to the finish.
synonyms:
close, completion, conclusion, end
antonyms:
start
similar words:
accomplishment, ending, finale, last
definition 2: the coating on or texture of a hard surface.
The car's finish is badly scratched.
synonyms:
polish
similar words:
coat, coating, exterior, gloss, luster, shine, varnish
derivation: finisher (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word Finnish (a language or nationality)? Finish and Finnish sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Parts
The word finish contains the following part:
fin Latin root that means end, limit