1. An end: the end of anything.
  2. A protective coating given to wood or metal and other surfaces.
    The car's finish was so shiny and new.
  3. The result of any process changing the physical or chemical properties of cloth.
  4. A shot on goal, especially one that ends in a goal.


  1. To complete (something).
    Please finish your homework!
  2. To apply a treatment to (a surface or similar).
    The furniture was finished in teak veneer.
  3. To change an animal's food supply in the months before it is due for slaughter, with the intention of fattening the animal.
    Due to BSE, cows in the United Kingdom must be finished and slaughtered before 30 months of age.
  4. To come to an end.
    The song has finished.

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