refinish

verb
re·​fin·​ish | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfi-nish How to pronounce refinish (audio) \
refinished; refinishing; refinishes

Definition of refinish

transitive verb

: to give a new surface to refinish furniture

intransitive verb

: to refinish furniture

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from refinish

refinisher noun

Examples of refinish in a Sentence

She made her living repairing and refinishing wood floors.
Recent Examples on the Web Are there companies that refinish doors like these? Washington Post, 3 May 2021 Most of those pictures finally came down when the Collats eventually did have to refinish the walls a few years ago. Bob Carlton | Bcarlton@al.com, al, 10 Mar. 2021 Since moving into the Happier Yellow House three years ago, my husband and I have had a long to-do list: refinish the wood floors, paint all the walls, add built-ins, get window treatments, replace the roof, and relandscape. Marni Jameson | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, 26 Jan. 2021 Why not take an old piece and repurpose or refinish it? Cathy Hobbs, Star Tribune, 8 Jan. 2021 The second business, Antica Modern, owned by Anette Sullivan, is all about paints to be used to refinish furniture and other items. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 27 Oct. 2020 So the Bucks refinished 55,000 square feet on the upper concourse. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 Oct. 2019 Ready to renovate Much of Harshfield’s new home underwent just a few changes; original hardwood floors were refinished, walls were stripped or painted, and old radiators were removed. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 2 Apr. 2020 All original floors were refinished using a wax coating to protect them for years to come. Elizabeth Sweet, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Apr. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'refinish.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of refinish

1886, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Keep scrolling for more

Buying Guide

Our team at The Usage has selected the best hardwood floor cleaner of 2021.

Learn More About refinish

Time Traveler for refinish

Time Traveler

The first known use of refinish was in 1886

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near refinish

refining engine

refinish

refire

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for refinish

Cite this Entry

“Refinish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refinish. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for refinish

refinish

verb

English Language Learners Definition of refinish

US : to remove the coating on the surface of (furniture, a floor, etc.) and put on a new coating : to put a new finish on (something)

refinish

verb
re·​fin·​ish | \ ˌrē-ˈfi-nish How to pronounce refinish (audio) \
refinished; refinishing

Kids Definition of refinish

: to give (as furniture) a new surface

More from Merriam-Webster on refinish

Nglish: Translation of refinish for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!