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Definition of finish:

  1. Completion; - opposed to start, or beginning.
  2. See Finishing coat, under Finishing.
  3. That which finishes, puts an end to or perfects.
  4. The joiner work and other finer work required for the completion of a building, especially of the interior. See Inside finish, and Outside finish.
  5. The labor required to give final completion to any work; hence, minute detail, careful elaboration, or the like.
  6. The result of completed labor, as on the surface of an object; manner or style of finishing; as, a rough, dead, or glossy finish given to cloth, stone, metal, etc.
  7. To arrive at the end of; to bring to an end; to put an end to; to make an end of; to terminate.
  8. To bestow the last required labor upon; to complete; to bestow the utmost possible labor upon; to perfect; to accomplish; to polish.
  9. To come to an end; to terminate.
  10. To end; to die.


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