|1.||[ noun ] a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)|
"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|
"his best finish in a major tournament was third" "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
|Related terms:||beginning completion finale complete|