(noun, verb)


1. 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

Similar word(s): coating, finish

Definition categories: attribute, decorativeness

2. the act of finishing

- his best finish in a major tournament was third

- the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

Similar word(s): finish

Definition categories: act, closing, completion, culmination, windup

Sentences with finishing as a noun:

- That guy's a slow and lazy player, but he's got excellent finishing


1. present participle of finish