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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In cannabis that means controlling everything from the cultivation to the storefronts stocking the finished product. Mike Rogoway, oregonlive.com, "Behind Portland’s blockbuster marijuana deal: a Russian billionaire, cannabis consolidation," 9 June 2019 Conrad told the publication, days before the team presents the finished product to Julian on Saturday. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "College Students Make Bionic Hands for Boy, 10, Burned in Crash That Killed His Dad and Siblings," 6 June 2019 In A Day One final photo, shared moments before the festivities began, reveals an up-close look at the incredible finished product. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Royal Family Shares Rare Look at What Goes into Hosting a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace," 5 June 2019 The finished product is a who’s who of South African youth culture, with cutting-edge explorations of gender identity, feminism, and LGBTQ+ rights. Cassidy George, Vogue, "Meet Thebe Magugu, the Designer at the Heart of South Africa’s Cultural Renaissance," 20 May 2019 But employees creating a strike fund suggests workers at the company are far from finished organizing. Colin Lecher, The Verge, "Google employees raise more than $200,000 in pledges for strike fund," 29 Nov. 2018 Domestic consolidation, moreover, is far from finished. The Economist, "Why the euro zone hasn’t seen more cross-border bank mergers," 12 July 2018 Opponents of California's sanctuary law, however, predicted the legal battles were far from finished. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Sanctuary state battle rages on in Placer County after court ruling upholds law," 10 July 2018 The home also has a finished basement, complete with a projector movie screen and full bar, along with a covered patio and outdoor dining area overlooking a fire pit and large willow tree in the backyard. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Hot Property: This six-bedroom home in Carmel's West Clay could be yours for $950,000," 6 July 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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