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Meaning of FINISHING

Pronunciation:  f'inishing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
  2. [n]  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"

FINISHING is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: coating, finish, finish
 Antonyms: beginning, commencement, start
 See Also: close, closing, closing curtain, completion, culmination, decorativeness, finale, finis, glaze, mop up, shoeshine, windup



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fin"ish*ing\, n.
    The act or process of completing or perfecting; the final
    work upon or ornamentation of a thing.
  2. \Fin"ish*ing\, a.
    Tending to complete or to render fit for the market or for
    {Finishing coat}.
    (a) (Plastering) the final coat of plastering applied to
        walls and ceilings, usually white and rubbed smooth.
    (b) (Painting) The final coat of paint, usually differently
        mixed applied from the others.
    {Finishing press}, a machine for pressing fabrics.
    {Finishing rolls} (Iron Working), the rolls of a train which
       receive the bar from roughing rolls, and reduce it to its
       finished shape. --Raymond.
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