finished

adjective
fin·​ished | \ ˈfi-nisht How to pronounce finished (audio) \

Definition of finished

1 : entirely done Are you finished yet? : brought to a completed state reviewing a finished manuscript a finished job To keep a finished drawing from being smeared or soiled, spray it with a fixative.Reader's Digest Crafts & Hobbies Converting inputs into finished goods and services is the essential function of every economic organization.— Michael Rothschild a house with a finished basement/attic [=a basement/attic that that has floors, ceilings, and walls like the rooms in the main part of the house]
2 : provided with a finish : having a final treatment or coating on the surface a shop that sells finished oak furniture finished wood flooring
3 : marked by the highest quality : consummate finished workmanship

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Examples of finished in a Sentence

He started his homework two hours ago and he still isn't finished. I'll wait here until you're finished. The job is finally finished. We were pleased with the finished product. We're finished! I never want to see you again! She says she's finished with that guy. This scandal means that his career is finished.
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Plus, the finished product is positively immaculate. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's Over-the-Top Family Playhouse Is Surprisingly Affordable," 6 Apr. 2019 Sauté sides and add 'em to your plate, stir them into sauce, or mix chickpea pasta with with zoodles to bulk up the finished product. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "How Healthy Is Chickpea Pasta? A Dietitian Weighs In on Nutrition and Weight-Loss Benefits," 25 Mar. 2019 The house also boasts three granite fireplaces and a finished room above the garage that could work as an in-law suite, art, or music studio. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Granite and timber home in the forest asks $798K," 19 Oct. 2018 The finished basement holds a guest suite and an entertainment area walking out to the back porch. Emma Austin, The Courier-Journal, "This modern Louisville-area farmhouse was designed with family in mind," 12 July 2018 Cameras followed him downstairs to the finished basement, which extends the full length of the 8,500-square-foot mansion. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "Ex-Trail Blazer Rasheed Wallace sells $3 million mansion seen on 'Cribs' (photos)," 11 June 2018 Image On a recent April morning, the developer Mark Gordon stood in a just-finished guest room in his Moxy Downtown hotel in Lower Manhattan, plaster dust powdering his black pants. Jane Margolies, New York Times, "Drawing a Younger Crowd to Lower Manhattan," 22 May 2018 There's also a charming living room with a classic mantle fireplace, a den with brick accent wall and fireplace, and the finished basement. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Stately brick colonial in Fairlawn Heights asks $589k: Akron House of the Week," 14 May 2018 The woman was found in the finished basement of the home and was identified as Tehya E. Lundstrum of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Guttschow added. Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, "Antioch man pleads not guilty in drug overdose death of Wisconsin woman," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of finished

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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finished

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of finished

: having reached the end of an activity, job, etc.
: not requiring more work : entirely done or completed
: having reached the end of a romantic relationship

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