1. [ noun ] a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
Synonyms: finish coating

"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"

Related terms: decorativeness glaze shoeshine finish
2. [ noun ] the act of finishing
Synonyms: finish

"his best finish in a major tournament was third" "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"

Related terms: beginning completion finale complete