Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Brought to a state of completion.
  • adjective In a state of having completed something.
  • adjective Exhibiting a high degree of skill or refinement.
  • adjective Highly accomplished or skilled; polished.
  • adjective Doomed to death or destruction.
  • adjective Having no more use, value, or potential; washed-up.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Polished to the highest degree of excellence; complete; perfect
  • adjective (Mach.) work that is made smooth or polished, though not necessarily completed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • After his term finished in January, Schwarzenegger recently announced that he would be returning to the silver screen.

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  • The title finished No. 3 domestically see below, and its weekend global take stands at $23.1 million ...

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  • The way to get around it would be for him not to take his seat until his term finished I suppose.

    Mandy's a Quitter Not a Fighter

  • The offer was accepted and the term finished without

    A slaveholder's daughter,

  • They were fighting for the second time after their first bout for the title finished in a draw in May last year in Italy.

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  • Nat Young (Santa Cruz, CA), whose O'Neill Cold Water win makes him the youngest competitor to ever win the title finished second in the Oakley Pro Junior division of the Macy's CA Trifecta Surf Series race and collected $2,000.

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  • Kocharyan has had few appearances before TV cameras or interviews in the press ever since his term finished last spring.

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  • We are talking about the dosage what we call the finished dosage from inform generics, what we spoke, we've talked about a couple of [cad] that we've launched publicly when we call the pain reliever we indent to try and goodness to try, we've got a few behind that and more importantly we are working on that pipeline assiduously.

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  • Only by blending water from the most contaminated wells with flows from those with just trace levels has the city kept perchlorate concentrations in "finished" drinking water below 1 part per billion (ppb).

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  • The designs are offered in finished-enough form that they can be installed as shown.

    Small urban gardens can be designed with a large-yard feel

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