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Noun finish has 9 senses
  1. coating, finish, finishing - 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"
    --1 is a kind of decorativeness
    --1 has particulars: glaze; shoeshine
    Derived form: verb finish4
  2. finish - designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); "excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish"
    --2 is a kind of
    happening, occurrence, natural event
    --2 has particulars:
     draw, standoff, tie; photo finish; second-place finish, runner-up finish; third-place finish
  3. finish, finishing - the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
    --3 is a kind of completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up
    Antonyms: beginning, start, commencement
    --3 has particulars: finale, close, closing curtain, finis
    Derived forms: verb finish3, verb finish1
  4. finish, destination, goal - the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view"
    --4 is a kind of end
    --4 has particulars: finishing line, finish line
  5. stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, 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"
    --5 is a kind of end, ending
    Derived forms: verb finish6, verb finish3, verb finish1
  6. finish - (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); "the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"
    --6 is a kind of
    taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception
  7. ending, conclusion, finish - 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"
    --7 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --7 has particulars:
     end, last, final stage; result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination; foregone conclusion, matter of course; destruction, demolition, wipeout; omega, Z; stop, halt; victory, triumph; defeat, licking
    Derived forms: verb finish6, verb finish3, verb finish1
  8. finish - the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict); "booze will be the finish of him"; "it was a fight to the finish"
    --8 is a kind of
    downfall, ruin, ruination
  9. polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish - 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
    --9 is a kind of perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra
Verb finish has 6 senses
  1. complete, finish - 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"
    --1 is one way to end, terminate
    Derived forms: noun finisher1, noun finish7, noun finish5, noun finish3, noun finishing2
    Sample sentence:
    They finish moving
  2. finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up, finish - finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again"
    --2 is one way to act, move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s VERB-ing
  3. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease - 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"
    Derived forms: noun finish7, noun finish5, noun finish3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. finish - provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"
    --4 is one way to
    coat, surface
    Derived forms: noun finish1, noun finisher2, noun finisher3, noun finishing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. eat up, finish, polish off - finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes"
    --5 is one way to eat
    Sample sentence:
    They finish more bread
  6. finish - cause to finish a relationship with somebody; "That finished me with Mary"
    --6 is one way to
    end, terminate
    Derived forms: noun finish7, noun finish5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
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