A small change or addition that serves to complete something. For example, The room still needed a few finishing touches, such as a flower arrangement. This expression is sometimes put as a finishing stroke. [ c. 1700 ]
- Finish last
Related Terms nice guys finish last
noun 1. a line marking the end of a race.
[fin-uh-stair; French fee-nee-ster] /ˌfɪn əˈstɛər; French fi niˈstɛr/ noun 1. a department in W France. 2714 sq. mi. (7030 sq. km). Capital: Quimper. /ˌfɪnɪˈstɛə; French finistɛr/ noun 1. a department of NW France, at the tip of the Breton peninsula. Capital: Quimper. Pop: 863 798 (2003 est). Area: 7029 sq km (2741 sq miles)
[fahy-nahyt] /ˈfaɪ naɪt/ adjective 1. having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable. 2. Mathematics. 3. subject to limitations or conditions, as of space, time, circumstances, or the laws of nature: man’s finite existence on earth. noun 4. something that is finite. /ˈfaɪnaɪt/ adjective 1. bounded in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent: a finite difference […]