[noun] [C]It was a very close finish (= end to the race), but I just managed to win.Most political commentators are predicting a close finish in this election.The project has been very badly organized from start to finish (= all the way through).Both sides in the civil war are bent on a fight to the finish (= they intend to fight until one side has been defeated).The finish of a material such as wood is the condition of the surface of the material.Look at the lovely shiny finish on that piano.A finish is also the last covering of varnish, polish or paint, that is put onto something.Even a clear finish will alter the colour of wood slightly, usually making it darker.These cupboards are available in a range of finishes.
Meaning of FINISH in English
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012