[ fin-isht ]
/ ˈfɪn ɪʃt /


ended or completed.
completed or perfected in all details, as a product: to pack and ship finished items.
polished to the highest degree of excellence: a dazzling and finished piece of writing.
highly skilled or accomplished: a finished violinist.
condemned, doomed, or in the process of extinction: The aristocracy was finished after the revolution.
(of livestock) fattened and ready for market.

Nearby words

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

Origin of finished

First recorded in 1575–85; finish + -ed2

Related formshalf-fin·ished, adjectivewell-fin·ished, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for half-finished

British Dictionary definitions for half-finished



only partially completeda half-finished jigsaw puzzle


/ (ˈfɪnɪʃt) /


(predicative) at the end of a task, activity, etcthey were finished by four
(predicative) without further hope of success or continuationshe was finished as a prima ballerina
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