finished [fin-isht] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- ended or completed.
- completed or perfected in all details, as a product: to pack and ship finished items.
- polished to the highest degree of excellence: a dazzling and finished piece of writing.
- highly skilled or accomplished: a finished violinist.
- condemned, doomed, or in the process of extinction: The aristocracy was finished after the revolution.
- (of livestock) fattened and ready for market.
Origin of finished First recorded in 1575–85; finish + -ed2 Related formshalf-fin·ished, adjectivewell-fin·ished, adjective Examples from the Web for well-finished Historical Examples of well-finished
But, if Im forced to be a fool, I might as well have a well-finished job of it.
George Randolph Chester
There are also a pair of well-finished pistols in the holsters.
G. A. Henty
They are well-finished English pistols, and I have no doubt he will prize them.
G. A. Henty
They had well-finished lances in their hands, twenty feet long, and highly carved and polished clubs and pikes.
We say artists, for these goods are as much a work of art as any piece of statuary, or a well-finished oil painting.
Maturin M. Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for well-finished well-finished adjective (well finished when postpositive)
- (of a garment, piece of furniture, interior decoration, etc) completed with a high degree of attention to detail and surface appearancethe woodwork is well finished
- (predicative) at the end of a task, activity, etcthey were finished by four
- (predicative) without further hope of success or continuationshe was finished as a prima ballerina