[ 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.

Origin of finished

First recorded in 1575–85; finish + -ed2

Related forms

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

Examples from the Web for well-finished

British Dictionary definitions for well-finished (1 of 2)


adjective (well finished when postpositive)

(of a garment, piece of furniture, interior decoration, etc) completed with a high degree of attention to detail and surface appearancethe woodwork is well finished

British Dictionary definitions for well-finished (2 of 2)


/ (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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