Antonyms of noun finish

1 of 9 senses of finish

Sense 9
finish, finishing -- (the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause")
       Antonym of start (Sense 5)
      => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun finish

9 senses of finish

Sense 1
coating, finish, finishing -- (a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance); "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")
       => decorativeness -- (an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive)

Sense 2
stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close -- (the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the season")
       => end, ending -- (the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period")

Sense 3
polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish -- (a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad)
       => perfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultra -- (the state of being without a flaw or defect)

Sense 4
finish, destination, goal -- (the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view")
       => end, terminal -- (either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix")

Sense 5
finish -- (designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); "excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 6
finish -- (the downfall of someone (as of persons on one side of a conflict); "booze will be the finish of him"; "it was a fight to the finish")
       => downfall, ruin, ruination -- (failure that results in a loss of position or reputation)

Sense 7
ending, conclusion, finish -- (event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 8
finish -- ((wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed); "the wine has a nutty flavor and a pleasant finish")
       => taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception -- (the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste")

Sense 9
finish, finishing -- (the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause")
       => completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up -- (a concluding action)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb finish

6 senses of finish

Sense 1
complete, finish -- (come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 2
finish up, land up, fetch up, end up, wind up, finish -- (finally be or do something; "He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart"; "he wound up being unemployed and living at home again")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
end, stop, finish, terminate, cease -- (have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"; "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"; "My property ends by the bushes"; "The symphony ends in a pianissimo")

Sense 4
finish -- (provide with a finish; "The carpenter finished the table beautifully"; "this shirt is not finished properly")
       => coat, surface -- (put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface; "coat the cake with chocolate")

Sense 5
eat up, finish, polish off -- (finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Sense 6
finish -- (cause to finish a relationship with somebody; "That finished me with Mary")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

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