[ UK /fˈɪnɪʃt/ ]
[ US /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ ]
  1. (of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected
    a finished violinist
    a dazzling and finished piece of writing
  2. brought to ruin
    after the revolution the aristocracy was finished
    the unsuccessful run for office left him ruined politically and economically
  3. having a surface coating or finish applied
    the finished bookcase costs much more than the unfinished ones
  4. ended or brought to an end
    gave me the finished manuscript
    are you finished?
  5. (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state
    a finished product
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How To Use finished In A Sentence

  • Said hi also to a few of the guys from Aereogramme after they'd finished up, but wasn't actually sure of who was there from Chemikal Underground or what they look like, so I was basically floating around and looking glaikit until Mags pointed out the Newsnight crew, and the nice interviewer man figured out who I was. Archive 2007-02-01
  • You can't help thinking that the promise of that final inspection adds a little extra sparkle to the finished product. Times, Sunday Times
  • The band finished with a few slow dances.
  • 'If he _has not fulfilled_ his promise to write,' but 'If he _did not write_ as he undertook to do' ([Greek: _egrapsen huposchomenos_]); nor 'If he _has commenced and finished_,' but 'If he _commenced and finished_' ([Greek: _arxamenos sunetelese_]). A Reply to Dr. Lightfoot's Essays
  • the game was finished in regulation time
  • She's obviously much more interested in the process than in the finished work.
  • He said the long term vision of the ginnery is to establish a fully fledged textile industry, which will produce finished materials if the company started producing more lint than what the customers could take.
  • The Centenier finished his coffee, while Holmes selected and filled his briar pipe.
  • The two males held their silence as she finished, all the noise ceased apart from the soft pad of hooves in the night air.
  • In the men's 4 x 200-metre relay team, he finished seventh.
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