- finis coronat opus,
- finish line,
- finisher card,
- finishing nail,
- finishing school
Origin of finished
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to bring to completion: She's finished with her latest novel.
- to put aside, break all relations with, or reject finally: He's finished with football and will play only baseball now. After the way they treated us, we're finished with them.
Origin of finish
Examples from the Web for finished
He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among Republican social conservatives.
Pat Robertson finished second in the 1988 Iowa caucus, and it was all downhill from there.
They finished out the tour without incident, while newspapers across the country picked up the story.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I finished this talk, a government official approached me.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Please,” he laughed, handing me the map after he was finished sketching.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wish our job was finished and we were going the other way.Wyndham's Pal|Harold Bindloss
But Leslie was out of the house and off the moment she had finished washing the dishes.The Dragon's Secret|Augusta Huiell Seaman
How nearly the current economic situation may approach to this finished state is a matter of opinion.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
The deal shall be finished when every player has received five cards.Round Games with Cards|W. H. Peel
"And I am poor, obscure and—old," he finished, his eyes upon her face.Southern Hearts|Florence Hull Winterburn
verb (mainly tr)
- to end a relationship or association
- to stop punishing a personI haven't finished with you yet!
- the death, destruction, or absolute defeat of a person or one side in a conflicta fight to the finish
- the person, event, or thing that brings this about
- the surface texture or appearance of wood, cloth, etca rough finish
- a preparation, such as varnish, used to produce such a texture
Word Origin for finish
1779, "that which finishes or gives completion," from finish (v.). Meaning "the end" is from 1790. Finish line attested from 1873.
late 14c., "to bring to an end;" mid-15c., "to come to an end," from Old French finiss-, present participle stem of fenir (13c.) "stop, finish, come to an end, die," from Latin finire "to limit, set bounds, put an end to, come to an end," from finis "boundary, limit, border, end," of unknown origin, perhaps related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix). Meaning "to kill" is from 1755. Related: Finished; finishing. Finishing school is from 1836.
see from soup to nuts (start to finish); in at the death (finish).