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.
- finis coronat opus,
- finish line,
- finisher card,
Origin of finish
Examples from the Web for finisher
It springs from an intention united at least implicitly to the Author and Finisher of the Faith.
When all free gold is rubbed off, the finisher can see where the tooling is imperfect.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books|Douglas Cockerell
That was a finisher; and when that man says, 'You better come back with us,' I was for going.The Preacher of Cedar Mountain|Ernest Thompson Seton
And withal fix on him, as the only "author and finisher of faith."Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life|John Brown (of Wamphray)
Mr. Phillips was the author of it, and Governor Tener the finisher.Our Vanishing Wild Life|William T. Hornaday
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).