To finish is defined as to complete, use up or give the final touches to.(verb)
The definition of a finish is a desired effect on a surface.(noun)
An example of a finish is lacquer.
See finish in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME finishen < extended stem of OFr finir < L finire, to end < finis, an end, limit, orig., boundary (post), something fixed in the ground < IE base *dhīgw-, to stick in > dike, L figere, fix
See finish in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb fin·ished, fin·ish·ing, fin·ish·es verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English finishen
Origin: , from Old French finir, finiss-, to complete
Origin: , from Latin fīnīre
Origin: , from fīnis, end.
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