finished

adjective fin·ished \ ˈfi-nisht \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

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

Examples of finished in a Sentence

  1. He started his homework two hours ago and he still isn't finished.

  2. I'll wait here until you're finished.

  3. The job is finally finished.

  4. We were pleased with the finished product.

  5. We're finished! I never want to see you again!

  6. She says she's finished with that guy.

  7. This scandal means that his career is finished.

Recent Examples of finished from the Web

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First Known Use of finished

1582



FINISHED Defined for English Language Learners

finished

adjective

Definition of finished for English Language Learners

  • : 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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