finish (Noun) — A decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance). ex. "he applied a coat of a clear finish" ex. "when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly" ex. "the boat had a metallic finish"
finish (Noun) — The temporal end; the concluding time. ex. "the market was up at the finish"
finish (Noun) — A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality. ex. "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"
finish (Noun) — The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey). ex. "a crowd assembled at the finish"
finish (Noun) — Designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race). ex. "excitement grew as the finish neared" ex. "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish" ex. "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"
finish (Noun) — The downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict). ex. "booze will be the finish of him" ex. "it was a fight to the finish"
finish (Noun) — Event whose occurrence ends something. ex. "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
finish (Noun) — (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed). ex. "the wine has a nutty flavour and a pleasant finish"
finish (Noun) — The act of finishing. ex. "his best finish in a major tournament was third"
finish (Verb) — Come or bring to a finish or an end. ex. "He finished the dishes" ex. "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"
finish (Verb) — Finally be or do something. ex. "He finished up marrying his high school sweetheart"
finish (Verb) — Have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical. ex. "My property finishes by the bushes"
finish (Verb) — Provide with a finish. ex. "The carpenter finished the table beautifully" ex. "this shirt is not finished properly"
finish (Verb) — Complete eating all the food on one's plate or on the table. ex. "She finished the remaining potatoes"
finish (Verb) — Cause to finish a relationship with somebody. ex. "That finished me with Mary"