Noun Definition


1.Definition: (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)

"The wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish"

Category: General

2.Definition: a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)

"The boat had a metallic finish", "He applied a coat of a clear finish", "When the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly"

Category: General

3.Definition: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

"They performed with great polish", "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose", "Almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"

Related Noun(s):cultivation, culture, polish, refinement

Category: General

4.Definition: designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

"Excitement grew as the finish neared", "My horse was several lengths behind at the finish", "The winner is the team with the most points at the finish"

Category: General

5.Definition: event whose occurrence ends something

"His death marked the ending of an era", "When these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"

Related Noun(s):conclusion

Category: General

6.Definition: the act of finishing

"His best finish in a major tournament was third", "The speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"

Category: General

7.Definition: the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict)

"Booze will be the finish of him", "It was a fight to the finish"

Category: General

8.Definition: the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

"A crowd assembled at the finish", "He was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"

Related Noun(s):destination, goal

Category: Places

9.Definition: the temporal end; the concluding time

"The stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell", "The market was up at the finish", "They were playing better at the close of the season"

Related Noun(s):close, conclusion, finale, finis, last

Category: General