Meaning of FINISHED in English


fin ‧ ished /ˈfɪnɪʃt/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ finish ; noun : ↑ finish ; adjective : ↑ finished ≠ ↑ unfinished ]

1 . [not before noun] no longer doing, dealing with, or using something SYN done :

I’m almost finished.

finished with

Are you finished with my tools yet?

2 . [only before noun] fully and properly made or completed:

It took a long time to do, but the finished product was worth it.

finished article British English :

The painting began to look like the finished article.

3 . [not before noun] no longer successful, effective, or able to continue:

If the bank refuses to increase our loan, we’re finished!

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▪ finished if something is finished, you have done all of it:

She showed him the finished drawing.


I was very pleased with the finished result.

▪ done [not before noun] finished - used especially in everyday English instead of finished :

I can’t come out till my essay’s done.


They promised the work would be done by April.

▪ complete [not before noun] completely finished – used especially to emphasize that there is no more work to do:

Six months later the job was complete.


The first stage of the project is now complete.

▪ over finished – used about an event, activity, or period of time:

Football practice is over at 4:30. Can you pick me up then?


The summer was nearly over.

▪ be through informal to have finished doing something or using something:

I probably won’t be through till about 6 o'clock.


Are you through with those scissors?

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.