English noun: finishing
|1.||finishing (attribute) a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)|
|Samples||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.
|Narrower (hyponym)||glaze, shoeshine|
|2.||finishing (act) the act of finishing|
|Samples||His best finish in a major tournament was third.|
The speaker's finishing was greeted with applause.
|Broader (hypernym)||closing, completion, culmination, mop up, windup|
|Narrower (hyponym)||close, closing curtain, finale, finis|
|Antonyms||commencement, beginning, start|