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finished

[fin-isht] /ˈfɪn ɪʃt/
adjective
1.
ended or completed.
2.
completed or perfected in all details, as a product:
to pack and ship finished items.
3.
polished to the highest degree of excellence:
a dazzling and finished piece of writing.
4.
highly skilled or accomplished:
a finished violinist.
5.
condemned, doomed, or in the process of extinction:
The aristocracy was finished after the revolution.
6.
(of livestock) fattened and ready for market.
Origin of finished
1575-1585
First recorded in 1575-85; finish + -ed2
Related forms
half-finished, adjective
well-finished, adjective
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Examples from the Web for half-finished
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  • He glanced at the half-finished letter that lay on his wife's desk.

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  • I had only half-finished my dinner, and it was time for me to be at the shop.

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  • I cannot leave a half-finished work—I cannot and I will not!

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  • All about the house, everywhere, there are half-finished things.

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  • He stood before his easel, on which rested a half-finished canvas.

  • He smiled and listened, with the half-finished slipper in his hand.

  • His study fire had burned low, yet the sermon was only half-finished.

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  • There stood the portrait of Antinous with the head only half-finished.

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  • The first thing he saw was a half-finished reel of cotton—a pirn, he called it.

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  • There was a half-finished letter; he had left it to join a Monte Carlo party.

    Afterwards Ian Maclaren
British Dictionary definitions for half-finished

half-finished

adjective
1.
only partially completed: a half-finished jigsaw puzzle

finished

/ˈfɪnɪʃt/
adjective
1.
perfected
2.
(predicative) at the end of a task, activity, etc: they were finished by four
3.
(predicative) without further hope of success or continuation: she was finished as a prima ballerina
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Slang definitions & phrases for half-finished

finished

adjective

Ruined; no longer able to function or compete; dead, kaput: After two tries he was finished/ She couldn't act any longer and was finished at thirty

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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