Nearby words

  1. finick,
  2. finicky,
  3. fining,
  4. finis,
  5. finis coronat opus,
  6. finish line,
  7. finished,
  8. finisher,
  9. finisher card,
  10. finishing

Origin of finish

1300–50; Middle English finisshen < Anglo-French, Middle French finiss-, long stem of finir < Latin fīnīre to end. See fine1

Related formsfin·ish·er, nounnon·fin·ish·ing, adjective, nounpre·fin·ish, verb (used with object), noun

Can be confusedFinnish finish

Synonym study

13. See end1.

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British Dictionary definitions for finish

finish

/ (ˈfɪnɪʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for finish

C14: from Old French finir, from Latin fīnīre see fine 1

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Word Origin and History for finish
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Idioms and Phrases with finish

finish

see from soup to nuts (start to finish); in at the death (finish).

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