finishing


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to finishing: finishing school, finishing touches, Wood finishing

fin·ish

 (fĭn′ĭsh)
v. fin·ished, fin·ish·ing, fin·ish·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To stop (doing an activity or task) after reaching the point at which there is nothing left to do: finished cleaning the room.
b. To bring to a required or desired state: finish an assignment; finish a painting. See Synonyms at complete.
2.
a. To arrive at or attain the end of: finish a race.
b. Sports To perform the last maneuver in (an offensive play), scoring a goal.
3. To consume all of; use up: finish a pie; finished off the pizza.
4. To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
5. To destroy; kill: finished the injured horse with a bullet.
6. To bring about the ruin of: The stock market crash finished many speculators.
v.intr.
1. To come to an end; stop: a story that finishes with a twist.
2. To reach the end of a task, course, or relationship: The speaker finished with a rousing call to action.
3. Sports To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play: a good forward who just can't seem to finish.
n.
1. The final part; the conclusion: racers neck-and-neck at the finish.
2. The reason for one's ruin; downfall: Stealing the computer codes proved to be his finish.
3. Something that completes, concludes, or perfects, especially:
a. The last treatment or coating of a surface: applied a shellac finish to the cabinet.
b. The surface texture produced by such a treatment or coating.
c. A material used in surfacing or finishing.
4. Completeness, refinement, or smoothness of execution; polish.
5. The flavor left in the mouth after wine has been swallowed.
Phrasal Verb:
finish with (someone)
To stop interacting with (someone), especially to stop subjecting (someone) to something.

[Middle English finishen, from Old French finir, finiss-, to complete, from Latin fīnīre, from fīnis, end.]

fin′ish·er n.

finishing

(ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ)
n
(Soccer) football the act or skill of goal scoring: Brattbakk's finishing is deadly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finishing - a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)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"
decorativeness - an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
glaze - a coating for ceramics, metal, etc.
shoeshine - a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing; "his trousers had a sharp crease and you could see your reflection in his shoeshine"
2.finishing - the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
closing curtain, finis, close, finale - the concluding part of any performance
mop up, windup, completion, culmination, closing - a concluding action
Translations

finishing

[ˈfɪnɪʃɪŋ]
A. N
1. [of product] → acabado m
2. (esp Brit) (Ftbl) → capacidad f de remate
B. CPD finishing line N (Sport) → línea f de meta, meta f
finishing school N escuela privada para señoritas donde se les enseña a comportarse en la alta sociedad
finishing touch Ntoque m final
to put the finishing touches to sthdar los últimos toques a algo

finishing

n his finishing is excellent (Ftbl, Rugby, Hockey etc) → er ist ein ausgezeichneter Torschütze; (Cycling, Athletics) → er ist ein ausgezeichneter Sprinter

finishing

:
finishing industry
n (Tech) → verarbeitende Industrie, Veredelungsindustrie f
finishing line
nZiellinie f
finishing process
n (Tech) → Veredelungsverfahren nt
finishing school
n(Mädchen)pensionat nt
References in classic literature ?
exclaimed Jo, finishing Meg's glove by scrubbing her gown with it.
He will be able to put the finishing touches on it.
When I went in, Antonia was standing over the tubs, just finishing up a big washing.
After finishing her dinner she went to her room, having instructed the boy to tell any other callers that she was indisposed.
cried Hawkeye, once more elevating the butt of the long and fatal rifle; "a finishing blow from a man without a cross will never tell against his honor, nor rob him of his right to the scalp.
Near by him men sat bending over whirling grindstones, putting the finishing touches to the steel knives of the reaper; picking them out of a basket with the right hand, pressing first one side and then the other against the stone and finally dropping them with the left hand into another basket.
Wilson followed him, as one who walks in his sleep; and they proceeded to a large upper chamber, where a new-made fire was crackling, and various servants flying about, putting finishing touches to the arrangements.
Tell of ancient architects finishing their works on the tops of columns as perfectly as on the lower and more visible parts
The Boss had been getting along very well, and had amused himself with finishing up his record.
Vogel taught us figure-drawing, Mu"ller taught us to do still-life, and Dietz and Schumann gave us a finishing course in two specialties--battle-pieces and shipwrecks.
As he was finishing his task, Tom, wearied with another brooding tramp, entered the house and went tiptoeing past the sitting room door.
Rebecca never went across the bridge without bending over the rail to wonder and to ponder, and at this special moment she was putting the finishing touches on a poem.