from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Highly accomplished or skilled; polished: a finished artist.
  • adj. Exhibiting a high degree of skill or polish: an essay that was a finished piece of work.
  • adj. Doomed to death or destruction.
  • adj. Having no more use, value, or potential; washed-up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Processed or perfected.
  • adj. Terminated; over; done for.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of finish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect: as, a finished poem; a finished education.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. ended or brought to an end
  • adj. (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state
  • adj. brought to ruin
  • adj. (of skills or the products of skills) brought to or having the greatest excellence; perfected
  • adj. having a surface coating or finish applied


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